States, High Courts to ensure Fast Track Courts to try criminal politicians are functional from March 1, 2018

Murali Krishnan December 14 2017
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today directed State governments and respective High Courts to ensure that twelve special courts, mooted by the Centre to try criminal politicians, are functional from March 1, 2018.

This direction was issued by a Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha in a public interest litigation filed by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.

On November 1, 2017, the Supreme Court had

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