In an interesting move, the Supreme Court of India has approved the center’s scheme to set up special courts to exclusively hear cases against tainted MPs and MLAs who are facing serious criminal charges. Supreme Court has set a deadline of March 1 for fast track court and its functioning.
This is indeed a landmark decision for Indian democracy and credit goes to Narendra Modi’s government as well for their proactive approach to stop corruption in the political front. Truly there have been innumerable complaints against Indian politicians right from Jawaharlal Nehru to Hardik Patel. The Supreme Court bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Naveen Sinha has affirmed that there would be more exclusive courts to tackle such complaints.
As of now, the central government has decided to set up 12 special courts. There are pending cases against 1,581 MPs and MLAs. No doubt, the fast track courts will also duly take care of fake cases and the cases filed with revengeful attitude. 2 special courts will handle cases against 228 MPs whereas 10 courts would be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, UP and Bengal.