New Delhi, Aug 26: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a conference of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and state anti-corruption bureau on Wednesday, Aug 26, urged the officials to sternly deal with corruption.
He added that the notion of 'big fish' escaping punishment should be be altered.
“High-level corruption should be pursued aggressively. There is a pervasive feeling that while petty cases get tackled quickly, the big fish escape punishment. This has to change," the PM said.
Singh also stressed that judgment should be fast delivered.
“Trials should be conducted expeditiously and judgments should be delivered quickly. The aim should be to conclude the trial in two years so that punishment could be given to the offenders within a period of three years or so," Singh said.
The PM announced that the government would soon set up 71 new CBI model courts, which would hold daily proceedings and avert adjournments.