The SFIO, which comes under the corporate affairs ministry, completed investigations in 12 cases involving 361 companies in 2019-20, according to the data.
In 2017-18, it completed probes in five cases and those involved 132 companies.
According to the minister, the data is for cases where instances of manipulation of accounts by the companies assigned to SFIO and investigations completed in the last three years.
"Based on a well laid down process, cases that involve prima facie findings of fraud are referred to SFIO," the minister said.
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