Supreme Court unhappy with ED, CBI probe against MPs

New Delhi: Expressed concern to CBI and ED over unexplained delay in completion of examination. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the offices should not hang the “sword” over the accused and the examination should be concluded in a time-bound manner.

Noting that the examination is still on and the chargesheet is yet to be documented several times even after 10 years, Chief Justice NV Ramana and a seat of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant approached the Center on the idea of ​​conducting reconnaissance. Looking for feedback. The council will ensure that the examination is completed within a reasonable time.

The seat, which has been hearing appeals fighting the adjournment in frustration of organizations implicating MPs and MLAs in cases registered years ago, is also yet to be outlined in the pre-1995 TADA case. Huh. .

In the meeting, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta remarked that the court should pass a request to guide the offices to complete the investigation of all cases, including those of MPs, within half a year and also direct that it should be concluded within the initial time. should be done. Finished.

The bench, however, was doubtful about the viability of a special mandate due to the absence of seats. “It is easy for us to say whether to expedite the initial or not… However, where are the appointed officers?” Seat looked up and said that she would pass orders to itemize the chamber.

Nevertheless, the court sought speedy prosecution of cases, including those of MPs. “If there is something to the situation, then you should file a charge sheet, but if you do not find anything, the case should be closed. Do not try to hang the blade,” the CJI said while sifting through the data of the cases to come. took, which tested that it was long lasting.

Seat said she did not want to comment because it would undermine the investigating organizations, yet the information placed before her says a lot.

“The reports (reported by CBI, ED) are highly inconclusive and no explanation has been given for not documenting the chargesheet for 10-15 years. The report does not mention the justification for the adjournment,” the seat said in the information held by the organisations. pointing to. They are conducting examinations against MPs and MLAs.

The CJI said that he has asked his brother to decide on the seat that for the betterment of all and the general public, some such arrangement should be made that the examination and preliminary should be cut from time to time. The seat also requested Mehta to hold a meeting with the chiefs of the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate to see whether they need additional labor and development of infrastructure for the offices to complete their work in a time bound manner. Also, the court can be educated about it. Next date of hearing.

While ordering information about the upcoming debates against MPs/MLAs in various states, amicus curiae and senior supporter Vijay Hansaria told the seat that “the figures are disturbing and shocking and in such examinations and preliminary examinations”. There is no compelling reason to procrastinate at the top of the matter”. A careful strike is needed.”. Quoting the CBI report, he said that it is surprising that the organization is saying that early is dependent on a situation to end by 2030. Nevertheless, the SG mediated quickly and Said it could be a typographical mistake.

As indicated by the report filed by Nyaya Mitra, S1 MPs and 71 MLAs/MLCs are convicted in the cases exposed for offenses under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. Now a total of 121 CBI arguments are going to come against the MPs/MLAs. Court. Of these, 58 are guilty of death or life imprisonment. The oldest case is of 2000 and 37 cases are still under investigation.

Mehta said that many ED cases regularly require feedback from unfamiliar countries and in order to help in speedy completion of exams, solicitations should be sent to such demands and the response should be deferred.

Hansaria proposed that a panel headed by CBI and ED may be included to manage the examination and (a) previous SC judge or previous HC boss Equity (b) ED chief (or additional chief appointed by him) can be included. (c) CBI Director (or not under the rank of his appointed Additional Director), (d) Home Secretary (or not under the rank of his appointed Joint Secretary), and (e) not below the rank of a Judicial Officer of a Judge Not in the district nominated by the SC below the rank.

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