AP's dubious distinction; tops with most CBI cases against legislators in 5 years
Andhra Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction for topping the list of states with the most number of CBI cases against legislators
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction for topping the list of states with the most number of cases of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered against people's representatives or legislators in the last five years.
The ignominious achievement of the state came to the fore through a written reply given by the Centre in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. In response to an MP's question, Union Minister of State for Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Dr Jitendra Singh informed the Lower House that 10 CBI cases were registered in Andhra Pradesh alone between 2017-2021. Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are in the second position behind Andhra Pradesh with six cases each.
Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal saw the CBI registering five cases each during this period while Tamil Nadu accounted for four new cases. In all, a total of 56 CBI cases were registered countrywide between 2017 and 2022, the Union Minister of State revealed. Of these, chargesheets were filed in 22 cases.
As per the DoPT figures, a conviction rate of 66.90 percent was recorded in 2017 in CBI cases, followed by 68 percent in 2018, 69.19 percent in 2019, 69.83 (2020) and 67.56 in 2021.