Bombay HC seeks Govt reply on vacancies in Spl CBI courts
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Last Updated: Monday, November 09, 2009, 21:58
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 public prosecutors.

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, Bagaria claimed.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, November 09, 2009, 21:58

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