Court rejects plea against security to MPs facing criminal cases
A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a plea seeking an order to restrain the police and other central forces from providing security to Member of Parliament (MPs) against whom criminal cases are pending.
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a plea seeking an order to restrain the police and other central forces from providing security to Member of Parliament (MPs) against whom criminal cases are pending.
The plea was filed in the court last year in which the petitioner had cited media reports that several MPs were elected in 2014 Lok Sabha elections and they would misuse the official position if they are provided with security cover.
Earlier, the Union Home Ministry had informed administrative civil judge Prashant Sharma that a similar issue pertaining to security provided to the lawmakers was pending adjudication before the Supreme Court.
The petition was filed by Delhi resident Satyavir Singh who had alleged that persons having criminal cases against them should not be provided security by the agencies.
He had alleged that after going through the media reports that some of the persons elected as MPs in the 2014 Lok Sabha election had criminal cases pending against them, he had approached Delhi Police seeking permission to sit on dharna at Jantar Mantar on this issue in May last year but permission was not granted to him.
In his plea, he had also sought a direction to the Ministry of Home Affairs and other security agencies that they should not provide security cover to MPs facing criminal cases.