Over 2,500 officials working in various government offices were booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation for their alleged involvement in corruption during the last three years.
Of the total of 2,537 officials, 450 were named in cases registered between January and July this year, 620 during 2011, 657 in 2010 and 810 during 2009, Minister of State for Personnel, Public grievances and pensions V Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday in a written reply.
Replying to another question, the Minister said that "The CBI has registered 251 disproportionate asset cases during the last three years".
Of these, 84 such cases were filed in 2009, 66 during 2010, 62 in last year and 39 between January and July this year, he said, adding property of 13 persons named in such cases has been confiscated.
"The assets of the corrupt public servants are attached or confiscated under the provisions of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 1944, and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002."Provisions for attachment of property of corrupt public servants acquired through corrupt means have also been incorporated in the Lokpal and the Lokayuktas Bill, 2011," Narayanasamy said.