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SC notice to Centre on 'tainted' netas

November 29, 2004 14:38 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a Public Interest Litigation seeking the expeditious trial of criminal cases against influential persons, including politicians.

A Bench headed by Justice R C Lahoti heard the PIL, filed by advocate V K Ohri.

The advocate alleged that they had misused the law to delay the trials and cited the case against Union Coal Minister Shibu Soren, pending before a Jamtara court in Jharkhand for more than 25 years.

The petitioner alleged that there was a complete collapse of criminal justice system in the country, particularly Jharkhand.

"It appears that the wheel of criminal justice system does not move at all and every strategy is being adopted to delay the trial and the state machinery is also being used to seek withdrawal of charges on absurd considerations," the petition alleged.

The petitioner urged the court to direct all states and high courts to ensure that the trials are completed expeditiously under the supervision of the high courts.

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Sub: SC notice to Centre on netas

Yes Its true, The biggest hindrance to this countrys progress has been its political leaders and corruption. Such allocation of ministreial posts to people having ...

Posted by Vinod Oommen

Sub: SC notice to Centre on netas

Dear Sir, In India justice for so called netas are separate. They can delay the proceedings in the court. CBI filings of reports to courts ...

Posted by CP Venkatesan

Sub: Sc notice to centre on criminal Netas

The courts should bring in constitution amendements according to today`s needs. Courts can`t expect Parliament to pass acts to debar criminals from contesting. No National ...

Posted by G.Raghavan

Sub: A tainted institution is enquiring from a tainted sarkaar !

This is a welcome move by Lahoti. However, Lahoti will be rendering a better service to the nation if he "dares" to re-open the case/s ...

Posted by chanakya



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