CJI announces 60 new CBI courts across India

April 2nd, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): The Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan on Thursday announced to set up 60 new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) courts across the country.

“A recent survey shows 9000 cases involving the CBI are pending in various courts. After keeping that on mind, 60 new CBI courts will be set up across the country,” Balakrishnan said while delivering the 10th D. P. Kohli Memorial Lecture here.

The lecture was based on the “Criminal Justice System- Growing Responsibility in the face of Challenges in modern Society”.

The lecture is organized annually by the CBI since 2000 in honour of its founder-director (Late) D. P. Kohli, who headed the Special Police Establishment and the agency from 1955 to 1968. (ANI)

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