Modi says officials must ensure no safe haven for those who betray the nation

**EDS: IMAGE MADE AVAILABLE FROM PIB** New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan, via video conferencing, in New Delhi, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI10_12_2021_000217B)

The Prime Minister also told the joint conference’s attendees that corruption, “is a hindrance in the progress of the country.”

Updated: October 21, 2021, 2:42pm IST

Source: PTI

Kevadia, Gujarat: During a virtual address at a joint conference of the Central Vigilance Commission and the Central Bureau of Investigation here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said officials must ensure there are no safe havens anywhere in the world, for those who betray the country. 

“You have to remember that your partnership is with this mitti (soil), with Maa Bharti (Mother India),” he said, adding that stern action should be taken against those working against the interest of the nation or its people. 

The statement comes while the central government is engaged in legal proceedings to repatriate alleged economic offenders like Vijjay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Chowksi, who are currently abroad. 

Modi also said that his government has been able to control corruption, unlike previous leadership, which he said lacked the “political and administrative will.”

“In the last six-seven years, we have been able to establish a faith among people that it is possible to stop corruption in the country. People of the country have faith today that they will get benefits of government schemes without any give and take or without any middlemen,” he said.

He went on to list various corruption-curbing initiatives taken by his government over the past seven years, using “trust and technology.”

Modi asked officials to work to prevent corruption, instead of just focusing on ways to detect crime after a fraud takes place.

He also asked officials of the CBI and CVC to brainstorm ways to save people from cyber frauds.