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25 out of 99 MLAs from Congress, 12 out of 73 MLAs from BJP and two out of six MLAs from BSP have declared criminal cases against themselve in their affidavits.
Tuesday’s direction from the top court is a departure from its earlier focus on special courts in each state to try cases involving politicians.
The court suggested and expressed hope that the legislature would consider enacting a special law to deal with crimes effectively and quickly, and also suggested reforms
The fresh plea, filed through lawyers Ashwini Upadhyay and Ashwani Kumar Dubey, has also made Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat and other election officers of the state as parties.
According to the circular, criminal cases will be booked against those who disseminate ‘irresponsible and explosive’ messages having content which is likely to incite mob violence and lynching.
The affidavit said that a total of 1,233 criminal cases were transferred to the Special Courts. Of these, 136 have been disposed of and remaining 1,097 were pending.
1,233 cases against MPs and MLAs have been transferred to 12 Special Fast Track Courts, and 136 cases have been disposed of.
Eleven states issued notifications to set up special courts on cases against politicians: Centre to SC
The Union Ministry of Law and Justice also told the top court that states where the criminal cases against MPs and MLAs are less than 65, regular courts will be trying them on a fast-track mode.
Uttar Pradesh government sets up special court for speedy disposal of criminal cases against lawmakers
In consonance of Centre's proposal, Uttar Pradesh government passed an order to set up a special court to try criminal cases pending against the MPs and MLAs of the state.
MLAs with criminal cases against them had a relatively better outing than others in the Karnataka State Assembly elections, according to an analysis of vote shares.
Megrahi maintained his innocence but he abandoned his appeal in 2009 when he was released on compassionate grounds following a diagnosis of terminal prostate cancer.
33 per cent of MPs and MLAs throughout the country have declared criminal cases their affidavits.
The order came on a plea dealing with an issue relating to the Prevention of Corruption Act and posed a question of law as to whether a high court had the jurisdiction to entertain an appeal
In a party-wise analysis, the report reveals that BJP has the highest number of MPs (14) with a criminal background.