The Madhya Pradesh High Court has registered a suo motu case to dispose of the pending case against the sitting and former MPs and MLAs. The case has been filed with the Apex Court’s direction to the Chief Justices of High Courts to give an action plan for the speedy disposal of the pending cases against MPs and MLAs. After this direction of the Supreme Court, the Bench of Justices Ajay Kumar Mittal and Sanjay Yadav has demanded for the registration of a suo motu case and issued a notice to the Union Law Minister, Madhya Pradesh government, Madhya Pradesh HC and the State Law Department.
Lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay had moved with a PIL to the Apex Court seeking the disposal of criminal cases against the MPs and MLA, be it former or sitting.
In the matter of time, the Supreme Court directed the High Courts to look for all the criminal cases against the legislators. On 10th September, Vijay Hansaria, the amicus curiae in the case informed the Court that a total of 4,442 cases are pending against legislators across India out of which 2,556 cases are against those sitting legislators who are yet to face trial.
The issue is to be taken up next on October 19, 2020.