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SC to hear today plea regarding pendency of criminal cases against MPs & MLAs [LIVE UPDATES]

Lawstreet Journal 15 Nov 2021 5:37pm

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Supreme Court to hear today plea  regarding pendency of criminal cases against MPs & MLAs and expeditious disposal of the same by setting up of Special Courts.

The Bench is also hearing a plea seeking directions for setting up of a Special Magistrate Court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh for trying the matters relating to MPs and MLAs

Plea has been filed by Samajwadi Party leader & MP Azam Khan, MLA Tazeen Fatima & their son Abdullah Khan.

Amicus Sr Adv Vijay Hansaria appears

CJI asks SG and Counsels if they’re ready for a hearing today.

Sr Advocate Kapil Sibal: We don’t have a problem if case proceeds in sessions court but it has to be provided under a statute or order under Article 142.

Sibal: This court in its orders has said these matters have to be heard by magistrate court so that appeals can be filed

Sibal: these matters as far as my case is concerned is triable by Magistrate but has been committed to Sessions judge.

Sibal: In Allahabad HC they haven’t assigned any Magistrate Court. You can try MLA MP matter in special courts but you can’t take away my right.

Amicus: this is going on since 2019, there are many case which have been transferred to sessions court all over the country. POCSO & SC ST Act doesn’t create special court at sessions level with appeal to High court. Please fix a date for final hearing, there are other issues!

J Chandrachud: There are 2 distinct issues: one is power of this court to direct a… Continue Reading...

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