Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Director General of Anti-Corruption Bureau R.P.Thakur addressing a press conference here today said that the ACB has registered 303 cases and 39 officers were convicted between November last to November 20, 2017.
Thakur said that 17 corrupt officials who were trapped by the ACB were terminated from their service as their guilt was provided under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. ‘ The ACB has given ‘Red’ (most corrupt officers), ‘Orange’ (corrupt officers) and ‘Green’ (good) categories to staff in the government departments and officers who are in ‘Red’ are our target, he said.
The ACB conducted 146 trap cases, 47 disproportionate assets and eight criminal misconduct cases, 43 surprise checks and 59 regular inquiries. It booked 265 cases in 2015, 262 in 2016 and 272 cases in 2017 so far. We are focussing on reimbursement of amount seized during the traps to the victims. While Rs.50.35 lakh was returned, Rs.40 lakh would be reimbursed to the complainants soon’, he said.
He said that the ACB is using the latest technologies such as ‘Dial 1100’, email, ‘Toll Free No. 1064’, twitter and other methods to trap the corrupt officers and we have many future plans to make the State a corruption-free State.