CBI courts have been set up under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. They were established to redu
ce the burden on the judicial system. The judges of these special courts obtain their rank through election rather than merit or general judicial system. The CBI Magistrate is appointed to the rank of Chief Judicial Magistrate or Judicial Magistrate First Class. The funding of these courts is obtained by the CBI court itself.
CBI courts are another form of district court, these courts are specifically designed to deal with the cases dealt by the CBI. The purpose of these courts is to make the course of justice as simple, continental and equitable as possible.