Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf`s counsel Thursday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the decision of a special court not to allow the high treason case against his client to be held in a military court.
Accused arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act have to be produced before the special court constituted under this Act even at the remand stage, the Bombay High Court has ruled.
The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the government as to why it was "dragging its feet" on the issue of setting up a special court for holding trial of two Italian marines, accused of shooting dead two Indian fishermen.
There is no proposal to set up special courts for trial of rape cases, but states are being impressed upon to probe such crimes more efficiently by deputing best officers, Home Minister P Chidambaram has said.
Days after SC sentenced former Kerala minister R Balakrishnan Pillai to one-year imprisonment in a corruption case, the special court, here directed police to execute an
arrest warrant against him before Feb 19.
A special court on Saturday allowed former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, under judicial custody on corruption charges, to get admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi for treatment of his spinal cord.