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Special courts to be set up to hear cases against convicted MPs and MLAs

A petitioner has filed a PIL in the apex court to bar convicted politicians for life from contesting polls

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

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The Central Government will set up 12 special courts, to deal with cases against convicted of committing serious offences.

The Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday in this regard, amid hearing of the case pertaining to seeking from contesting election.

A petitioner has filed a PIL in the apex court to bar convicted politicians for life from contesting polls.

Earlier in April, the Centre had opposed the petition citing that there were already adequate provisions in the (RPA) to deal with it.

According to the legal regime under the RPA a politician convicted and sentenced to a jail term of two years or more shall be disqualified from contesting polls for six years from the date of his release from prison after conclusion of the term.

First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 17:18 IST
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