The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the constitution of special courts in each district of Bihar and Kerala to hear the pending criminal cases against present and former MPs and MLAs. The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice SK Kaul and Justice KM Joseph has also directed to set up special courts in each district of both the states and submit a compliance report to the Patna and Kerala High Courts till December 14.
The apex court asked the high courts to send cases to the special courts constituted in the district courts. The apex court has said that for the hearing of cases against MPs / MLAs, the courts can be constituted in the districts of two states as per the requirement. The apex court also said that the special courts will hear cases pending against MPs and MLAs and their priority will be the age of the prisoners.
The court was hearing the petition of Advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, in which there was a demand for imposing sanctioned restrictions on convicted leaders in criminal cases, as well as special courts constituted for speedy trial in such cases related to elected representatives. There was also a demand to do.