It is difficult to put a check on corruption without amendment in legal system: Joginder Singh,Ex-Dir CBI
HARISH DIDO | 27 Jan 2014

The weaknesses of the Centre Government are fully responsible for rising graph of high corruption in the country and without amendment in our legal system, it is very difficult to come out of it, said Joginder Singh former Director Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Member Interpol, on his visit to parental house in Jalalabad in Punjab.

The authority to make any amendment in the legal system is only with the Central Government.  In the present system of judiciary, there is requirement of 77,000 judges and presently only 13,000 judges are working to provide the judicial services.  Presently, there are 3.32 crore cases pending in the courts for hearing, out of which 56,000 in Supreme Court and 42 lakhs in High Courts.

On the demand of politicians of handing over the case to CBI of drug mafia Jagdish Bhola, on exposing of Rs.6000 crore synthetic drug racket, Joginder Singh said, none of the investigating agency in the nation is independent and in such a scenario, the CBI inquiry is not going to be fruitful.

Commenting on the government intelligence system, he said, in fact the centre government is not spending any finances to strengthen the intelligence agencies like that in the foreign. 

In case the intelligence wing of the country is strengthen, then there is possibility to put a chance on the violent activities in the country to greater extent.

Singh said, there is a need of 240 police employees after 1 lakh people  but against this, this figure is too low in India.  The police officials on rolls should be 21 lakhs whereas in the present time, more than 5 lakh posts are lying vacant.