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CBI Data To Be Examined By The Supreme Court For Determining Its Success Rate As A Prosecuting Agency

Lawstreet Journal 6 Sep 2021 6:02pm

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On Friday, 3rd September 2021, the Supreme Court decided to analyse the Central Bureau of Investigations’ success rate and performance by looking at the cases which the agency has brought to a logical conclusion. 

The bench comprising of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M M Sundresh justified this evaluation by stating that the agency is not only responsible for lodging a case and investigating it but it is also essential that the cases are successfully prosecuted.

REASON BEHIND EVALUATION

It was noted by the apex court of the country that there was “ a saga of gross negligence in performing duties”  which results in a delay in filing the cases in the courts, and therefore, a response was demanded from the director regarding the same. Hence, the court is examining the prosecution wing of the agency.   

Furthermore, the Director of the CBI was directed to produce before the court the number of cases that have been prosecuted and the cases in which the agency was able to get the convict prosecuted in trial courts or High courts. 

CONTENTIONS OF THE ADDITIONAL SOLICITOR GENERAL 

The Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain appealed to the Bench that the rates of successful prosecution are one of the factors in determining the efficiency of the agency in an adversarial litigation system like India and hence cannot be the only measure of the success of the agency.

RESPONSE OF THE BENCH 

The Bench held that the same system for analyzing the success is being applied… Continue Reading...


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