‘Would set up special courts on cases involving netas’

New Delhi, Dec 12: At least 12 special courts would be set up to decide cases involving politicians as accused, the Centre today told the Supreme Court.
It also sought more time to collect and collate data of pending cases against lawmakers across the country.
The Ministry of Law and Justice, in an affidavit filed in pursuance of an order asking it to come up with a scheme to set up special courts to deal with cases involving lawmakers, said it has allotted Rs 7.8 crore for the purpose.
Seeking time to file details of cases pending against the lawmakers in trial courts and high courts across the country, the Centre said information has been sought from various high courts, but their responses were still awaited.
The document, filed through Reeta Vasishta, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Law and Justice, said that as per the scheme, “12 special courts for a period of one year” shall be set up to dispose of cases against politicians.