3 more special CBI courts to come up in Delhi
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 15:49
New Delhi: In a bid to fast track pending CBI cases, three more special courts will be functional in the national capital from January 2.

Delhi, which alone has 1731 CBI cases pending with it in comparison to 9996 such matters across the country as on August 31, will now have 21 special CBI judges working from January 2 to deal with the corruption and heinous crimes, probed by the agency. The number of special courts will go up to 21 from the existing 18.

This follows concerns raised by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia over growing list of pending CBI cases.

Singh, CJI and his predecessor K G Balakrishnan had advocated creation of more CBI courts across the country to deal with the growing number of undecided cases. The CJI also wrote to Chief Justices of the High Courts to expedite hearing in corruption cases.

Besides Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Goa were the states which did not either set up the sanctioned number or only partially implemented the Prime Minister's advice given in 2009. The Delhi High Court passed an administrative order paving the way for creation of three CBI courts at Tis Hazari, Saket and Patiala House district courts complexes, to be presided over by Anu Malhotra, Ravinder Kaur and Swarna Kanta Sharma, all of the ranks of Additional Sessions Judge, respectively.


First Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 15:49

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