Hearing the case of criminal cases pending on MPs and MLAs for years, the Supreme Court said that it will issue a detailed order in this matter. The central government said that the Supreme Court will welcome whatever decision will be taken to speed up the hearing in criminal cases against MPs and MLAs. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta suggested that the Supreme Court may also set a time limit for hearing such cases. During the hearing of the case, the Court appointed Justice Mitra (Amicus Curiae) and the Central Government also made many suggestions.
SC asked about center’s work for the cases pending for more than two-three decades
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta suggested that the Supreme Court issue a directive not to put a stay on such cases. The central government said in the Supreme Court that it would welcome any order for quick trial of criminal cases and corruption cases against Sitting and former MPs and MLAs. During the hearing, the Supreme Court asked that the cases are pending with the central agencies for more than two-three decades, what the government is doing about them. Amicus Curiae said that there are cases from various states which were transferred to central agencies. There are cases in many states including Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, UP.
Amicus Curiae said that cases have also been transferred to central agencies against several honorable people from Karnataka. In Telangana, there are cases against 13 sitting MLAs. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that this is appropriate and the number of special courts can also be increased in big states. However, Amicus Curiae said that the suggestion of creating a court in every district is also appropriate. SG Tushar Mehta said that only two cases are pending in the states. There the High Court should decide and as far as the release of funds is concerned, the court will direct the funds as the court will direct. The issue of fund release is not an issue though.
SC- In many cases CBI, ED and other investigating agency and state agency register FIR but no further action is taken
SG suggested that a special judge be appointed who will hear the cases. Because if a court is formed in the state then the cases will not be heard soon because there are many states where there are more than 300 cases. In such a state it will not be enough to make a court. The Supreme Court said that in many cases CBI, ED and other investigating agency and state agency register FIR but no further action is taken.