More than 40,000 inquiries have been lying pending with the Anti-Corruption Establishment while over 400 accused wanted by ACE are at large due bad performance of the department.

Sources said that the department responsible for controlling corruption has been seen ineffective in the last few years and now it has been surrounded by corrupt officials. In these inquiries, decisions were not being made though most of these involve scams worth millions of rupees.

In addition, the official vehicles are being used for personal use by its officials. Performance of the department thus puts a question mark on the former director general of the ACE.