Press Esc to close
Monday 21 August 2017
News updated at 3:10 AM IST

How many CBI courts you want, SC asks Centre

New Delhi, November 8, 2012, DHNS: 0:05 IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to spell out how many more special CBI courts were required to ensure speedy disposal of trials. The number of pending cases have gone up from 6,000 to 11,000 in the last five years.

A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya also sought information on how many special posts were required to be created in the CBI’s investigation and prosecution wings in order to complete trial in corruption cases within a year.

The court was hearing a case on a multi-thousand crore high-speed diesel scam in Gujarat, where oil marketing companies allegedly colluded with sales tax officials to divert subsidised fuel in the open market.

It has been monitoring the issue of vacancies in the CBI and creation of special courts to deal with corruption cases since January 27 last year.

The bench said it will consider the question whether it was necessary for the Centre to seek concurrence of state governments or it can act suo motu to establish special courts as provided under Article 247 of the Constitution.

The court referred to a letter from the prime minister to chief ministers of all states in this regard on July 24, 2009, after the erstwhile Chief Justice of India had pointed this out in a letter to the executive head on April 7, 2007.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

An artist giving finishing touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha during the upcoming...

An artist giving finishing touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha during the upcoming...

Villagers fishing in the flood-hit Balimukh village in Morigaon district of Assam...

Villagers fishing in the flood-hit Balimukh village in Morigaon district of Assam...

Women take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 'Disco Dance' to...

Women take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 'Disco Dance' to...

A villager carrying household items submerged in flood waters, at the flood-hit Balimukh...

A villager carrying household items submerged in flood waters, at the flood-hit Balimukh...

Legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with his fans during the 2nd edition of Mumbai Half Marathon...

Legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with his fans during the 2nd edition of Mumbai Half Marathon...

Fruit vendors row a boat as they look for customers inside the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer...

Fruit vendors row a boat as they look for customers inside the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017...

A flower composition is seen during the 48th Debrecen Flower Festival in Debrecen, 226 kms east...

A flower composition is seen during the 48th Debrecen Flower Festival in Debrecen, 226 kms east...

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.