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Criminal cases against MPs, MLAs: SC asks for special courts in each district of Bihar, Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday directed the constitution of special courts in each district of and for the trial of pending criminal cases against present and former MPs and MLAs.

A bench of and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph passed the directions for setting up special courts in every district of the two states and also sought compliance reports from the and high courts by December 14.

The apex court directed the high courts to send back cases from special courts, which were already constituted, to jurisdictional district courts. The has given the liberty of constituting as many courts as required in the districts of these two states for trial of cases against the legislators.

The apex court also said the special courts would take take up life term cases on a priority while hearing pending matters against MPs and MLAs.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by seeking a life time ban on politicians convicted in criminal cases besides the setting up of special courts to expeditiously try cases involving elected representatives.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 12:55 IST