Delhi to have 15 special courts to try corruption cases
New Delhi: Delhi will soon have 15 new
special courts where cases of corruption being investigated by
the CBI will be taken up.
Following a request by the Centre, Delhi Cabinet,
presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, today decided
to set up these special courts.
Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily had written to all
the Chief Ministers urging them to fast track setting up and
operationalisation of special courts in their states to try
cases of corruption being investigated by the CBI.
"We have decided to set up 15 special courts in the
city soon to try cases being probed by the CBI," said a
In the letter, Moily had drawn attention of the Chief
Ministers to the Prime Minister`s announcement a year ago to
set up 71 special courts across the country.
While the courts will be financed by the Centre, the
state governments have to ensure appointment of magistrates
for the same. The states will also have to inform where such
courts need to be set up.
Out of 71, so far only 10 CBI courts have been set up
though the announcement was made over a year ago.
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