The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered 67 cases in the last month alone when the agency was in the news over the infighting involving its two top former officers, according to a written reply given by the government in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The probe agency had filed a total of 765 cases in 2018 as against 940 in 2017, it said.
As per the provisions of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946, the superintendence over the CBI in respect of investigation of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act cases vests with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
"To perform this statutory role, the CVC conducts regularly monthly review meeting with Director, CBI in which among other things, an in-depth review of the progress of investigation of cases under PC Act is done," the minister said.
Former Madhya Pradesh police chief Rishi Kumar Shukla was on February 2 named the new chief of the CBI, which was working without its regular head following the ouster of Alok Kumar Verma on January 10.
Both Verma and Asthana had accused each other of corruption.
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