Is the CBI wasting its time and resources?
RTI application was filed to CBI, prior to the agency getting an exemption under the Act. The applicant sought the information from over 50 CBI units across the country regarding the cases closed by the CBI between 2005 and 2010. The disclosure shows that charge sheets were filed by the agency in cases where the fraud amount was very small while a disproportionate number of high-value cases were closed by it citing lack of evidence. The reply further reveals that in many instances, the agency had filed charge sheets where a very less amount of money was involved which at times was merely Rs 50/-. On the other hand, in many instances the cases were closed without a charge sheet despite the large amount of money, sometimes even in crores, was involved. Should the CBI keep its hands away from minor cases and stress only on the major ones?