New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been able to maintain a success rate of about 65-70% in getting conviction over the last 10 years, agency director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has told the Supreme Court, adding that the CBI is trying to improve this average to 75% by August 2022.

Submitting his personal affidavit, Jaiswal informed a bench headed by justice SK Kaul that CBI secured conviction of the accused in 69.83% and 69.19% of the cases in 2020 and 2019, respectively, and that he was making specific attempts to improve the directorate of prosecution for a better conviction rate in trial courts.

"It is the endeavour of the CBI to bring the present conviction rate to 75% by August 2022," stated the director'...