Team  SoOLEGAL

Union Government To Set Up 12 Special Courts To Exclusively Deal With Cases Against Politicians

Team SoOLEGAL 13 Dec 2017 11:27am

Union Government To Set Up 12 Special Courts To Exclusively Deal With Cases Against Politicians

The Narendra Modi led NDA government has agreed to set up 12 special courts for speedy trial in criminal cases involving politicians. The Centre has decided to set up special courts to deal exclusively with cases against 1,581 MPs and MLAS and to dispose them of within a year.

Centre's decision could be a body blow to politicians who, despite facing serious charges, have stayed in Parliament and state assemblies because of delays in trying them. All of them should come under the purview of the special courts and their fate could be decided within a year.

The Ministry of Law and Justice, in an affidavit filed in pursuance of an order asking it to come up with a scheme to set up special courts to deal with cases involving lawmakers, said it has allotted Rs 7.8 crore for the purpose.  

Complying with the direction of Supreme Court which had asked the Centre to set up special courts for tainted lawmakers, the government had told the court that 12 such courts will be constituted across the country to decide cases against lawmakers who are facing serious criminal charges. Two special courts will handle cases against 228 MPs and other 10 courts will be set up in as many states —Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telengana, UP and West Bengal— where number of tainted MLAs are more than 65.[Source: TOI]

 

Tagged: Special courts   Union Government   State Assemblies  
Did you find this write up useful? YES 0 NO 0
User Comments
Digital Payment Systemview all

Active Members

Have you activated yours ?

New Members view all
×

C2RMTo Know More

Something Awesome Is In The Work

0

DAYS

0

HOURS

0

MINUTES

0

SECONDS

Sign-up and we will notify you of our launch.
We’ll also give some discount for your effort :)

* We won’t use your email for spam, just to notify you of our launch.