Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday directed
the Union government to file an affidavit as to what steps it
is taking to fill up vacancies of judges and public
prosecutors in the special CBI courts.
The affidavit is to be filed in three weeks.
Ishwariprasad Bagaria, a city-based lawyer, has filed a
petition, with the grievance that special courts set up under
various acts such as Prevention of Corruption Act, Maharashtra
Control of Organised Crime Act, Narcotics Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances Act, etc do not have enough judges and
Last month, the High Court had asked the state government
to explain the situation in courts set up under state Acts.
According to Bagaria, there are five special courts which
handle CBI cases, but only three courts are functional now.
Some 2,000 cases are pending before CBI courts in Mumbai,