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Delhi to have more CBI courts: CJI

Delhi will soon have four more special CBI courts to clear backlog of corruption cases registered by the probe agency as the Govt has agreed to the proposal.

delhi Updated: Jan 19, 2009 03:39 IST

Delhi will soon have four more special CBI courts to clear backlog of corruption cases registered by the probe agency as the Government has agreed to the proposal, Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan has said.

"There are more CBI cases and we don't have enough courts. I gave a report to the Prime Minister and requested to set up 65 more (CBI) courts in the country. Four CBI courts are coming in Delhi," the CJI told PTI in an interview.

At present, there are nine CBI courts functioning in the capital.

The CJI also expressed concern over inadequate number of prosecutors for such courts.

"Some problem is there that they haven't appointed sufficient number of prosecutors ...I have been informed that two public prosecutors for each CBI court will soon be appointed," he said.

As parts of measures to streamline the justice delivery system, the CJI said that alternate mechanism should also be used.

"We are trying to settle cases by mediation. We are going to give training to our mediators; it is more to make it institutionalised and to make it more systematic. We are going to have mediation centre in almost all high courts," he said.