Added on : 2017-12-15 18:50:10
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the green signal for the Centre’s scheme to set up 12 fast track courts to exclusively prosecute and dispose 1,581 criminal cases pending against Members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies within a year. A Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha directed the Centre to forthwith allocate Rs. 7.8 crore to the States for setting up such courts. The States shall, in consultation with the High Courts concerned, make the courts operational by March 1, 2018, the Bench said.