Government on Friday said as many as 1,120 cases pertinent to corruption and economic offences are pending probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Prithviraj Chavan said a total of 1,120 corruption and economic offence cases are pending probe by CBI.

Over 225 new corruption and economic offence cases have been registered between January and February this year. A highest of 1,119 cases were registered by CBI in 2009 as against 991 in 2008 and 940 in 2007, he said.

The minister said the rate of conviction was 71.2 per cent between January and February this year as against 64.4 per cent last year during the same period. The rate of conviction was 66.2 per cent in 2008 and 67.7 per cent in 2007.

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