New Delhi. Maharashtra MLAs and MPs are not behind in criminal matters. The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that a total of 482 cases are registered against MPs and MLAs in Maharashtra. The top court was told that out of these 482 cases, more than 169 cases are more than five years old. Odisha is followed by Maharashtra, where 454 cases are registered. Of these, 323 cases are more than five years old.
In a report to the apex court, senior advocate Vijay Hansaria, who has been appointed as amicus curiae in a petition filed for speedy disposal of criminal cases against MPs and MLAs, has informed that 16 out of 25 high courts have reported such cases. Is. Referring to the report filed by the Bombay High Court, Hansaria said that it has been informed that it had issued summons to witnesses and accused for speedy disposal and that officers were given specific instructions to serve summons and warrants in time. .
Ashwini Upadhyay had filed a petition
Regarding the Delhi High Court, the amicus curiae said that keeping in view the convenience and availability of the accused and other parties, a shorter date was given for the hearing. The Apex Court has issued certain directions from time to time on a petition filed by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, to expedite the hearing of cases registered against MPs and MLAs and to ensure speedy investigation by the CBI and other agencies.
Cases pending for more than 5 years
The amicus curiae argued that a large number of criminal cases against MPs and MLAs are pending for more than five years, despite series of directions and regular monitoring of the apex court.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 14, 2022, 23:27 IST