kerala high court: Give details of criminal cases withdrawn against MPs, MLAs since September 16 last year: Kerala HC to state govt

The Kerala High Court has directed the state government to furnish details of all the criminal cases relating to MLAs and MPs which were withdrawn after September 16 last year with the reasons for the same.

The details have been sought by the high court pursuant to a direction by the Supreme Court to all the High Courts to examine the “legality, propriety and bonafides” of withdrawals made after September 16, 2020, in cases relating to former and sitting legislators.

“Respondents (state government and police) are directed to furnish the details of the criminal cases withdrawn after September 16, 2020. Respondents are further directed to furnish a consolidated statement, explaining the reasons for withdrawal of the cases registered against MPs/MLAs (sitting/former),” the high court said.

With the direction, the court listed the matter for hearing on January 5, 2022.

The apex court in August this year had directed that prosecution against the lawmakers under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) cannot be withdrawn without prior sanction from the respective high courts.

In its August 10 order, the apex court had directed that no prosecution against a sitting or former MP/MLA shall be withdrawn without the leave of the High Court in the respective writ petitions registered on their own pursuant to the Supreme Court order.

The High Courts are requested to examine the withdrawals, whether pending or disposed of since September 16, 2020, in light of guidelines laid down by this court, the top court had said.

The order came on a PIL of 2016 filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay on fast-tracking of criminal trials against MP and MLAs besides seeking a life ban on convicted politicians from contesting polls.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Legal Updates/News

Corruption a termite in every system: High court

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court while refusing anticipatory bail to a government doctor, observed that corruption was a termite in every system and once it entered the system, it went on increasing. Rejecting the anticipatory bail of a government doctor, justice Krishna Pahal observed on February 25: “Corruption is a termite […]

Read More
Legal Updates/News

SC Allows CBI to Probe 17-Year-Old Girl’s Death by Suicide in TN

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the CBI to proceed with the probe into the suicide of a 17-year-old girl in Thanjavur who was allegedly coerced to convert to Christianity. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Bela M Trivedi issued notice on the appeal filed by the Tamil Nadu DGP challenging the […]

Read More
Legal Updates/News

SC Allows Future Retail to Move Delhi HC to Seek Resumption of NCLT Proceedings

The top court noted that the proceedings before the NCLT are at stage 8, meeting of shareholders, and that there are 15 stages for the final approval of the scheme. The top court granted liberty to Future Retail to move the high court seeking continuation of proceedings before NCLT beyond Stage 8. “Approach the Delhi […]

Read More