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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.
Eight out of 32 candidates contesting the bye-elections have criminal cases registered against them.
Tripura CM Manik Sarkar is the poorest among all the chief ministers with assests of Rs. 26 lakh while Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu is the wealthiest with declared assets of Rs. 177 crore.
The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday defended its move to set up 12 special fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament and state Assemblies.
"The government should ensure allocation of adequate funds for setting up enough number of courts so that people do not remain in prison for long periods and the trial is done," Sharma said in RS.
Among the political parties, the ruling BJD has the maximum number of MLAs with criminal cases (32) followed by Congress' with 9 MLAs and BJP with 8 MLAs.