RTI reveals 665 cases referred by ACB rejected by department heads
The reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has shown that a total of 665 cases that were referred by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to different departments asking permission to prosecute high rank officials were rejected by the department heads in the last decade.
The reply suggests that around 400 gazetted officers and more than 200 non-gazetted officers were protected by their respective departments. Most of these officers were either caught red-handed by the ACB in corruption incidents or were charged with possession of disproportionate assets.
The RTI reply suggests that the respective departments stalled these cases in the name of ongoing investigation only to give them a clean chit at the end.