Centre admits SC`s order on special CBI courts not implemented

Last Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 22:44

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday admitted in the Supreme Court that its order for setting up 22 special CBI courts and their functioning across the country for trying corruption cases involving high-profile politicians and public servants has not been fully implemented.

A bench, comprising justices G S Singhvi and C Nagappan, noted in its order that Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran "frankly admits" that the court`s August 5 order has not been implemented.

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday admitted in the Supreme Court that its order for setting up 22 special CBI courts and their functioning across the country for trying corruption cases involving high-profile politicians and public servants has not been fully implemented.

A bench, comprising justices G S Singhvi and C Nagappan, noted in its order that Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran "frankly admits" that the court`s August 5 order has not been implemented.

"We further direct that all the 22 Additional Special Courts for which the Government of India had written to different state governments/union territories, should be made effectively functional by the respective states and the administration of union territories, by providing necessary infrastructure and provisions for budget.

"In so far as manpower is concerned, Law Secretaries of the state governments and union territories are directed to get in touch with the administration of the respective High Courts and ensure that suitable officers are made available for posting in the Special Courts within a maximum period of two months," the order had said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 22:44

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