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Speed up the cases of politicians, says SC

NEWDELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the Centre six weeks to come up with a scheme for setting up special courts for speedy trial of lawmakers  or politicians facing criminal charges, saying “this is in the interest of the nation”.

The court also sought the status of the 1,581 criminal cases mentioned in poll affidavits by the candidates in 2014, when elections were held for the Lok Sabha and eight state assemblies.

“In the interest of the nation, trials in such cases must end within a year,” a bench led by justice Ranjan Gogoi said, asking the Centre to specify the money it would set aside for such courts.

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A Female Volunteer complained against assault by AAP MLA’s

New Delhi: Delhi Police lodged a complaint against three  legislators of Aam Aadmi Party for molestation, sexual harassment, physical assault, illegal confinement and outraging a woman’s modesty on the basis of a complaint filed by a female party volunteer late last month.

The 35-year-old party worker from Rajouri Garden said she had gone to witness assembly proceedings at the Delhi Vidhan Sabha on June 28 when AAP MLAs Jarnail Singh, Amanatullah Khan and Somnath Bharti allegedly confined her in a room and assaulted her. Continue reading

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