Government today blamed "increasing number" of state and central legislations, vacancies of judges and adjournments as some of the main factors responsible for pendency of over three crore cases in various courts across the country.
Congress Lok Sabha candidate from here Imran Masood, who has been recently booked for hate speech, has five pending cases in various courts on charges of forgery and intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace among others.
Over three crore cases are pending in various courts across the country and this "unacceptable level" can be reduced by appointment of more judges and modernisation, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said on Wednesday.
Noting that govt accords high importance to improve the delivery of justice to
all, Prez Pratibha Patil said a set of proposals expected to be finalised shortly would help reduce delays in disposal of pending cases.
Bombay High Court on Thursday sought
details of pending cases from metropolitan magistrate`s court
following a PIL filed by a man whose case trial for a petty
offence has been dragging on for last two years.