SC irritate by lingering investigations against MPs and MLAs

Senior Advocate Vijay Hansaria, who was designated as the amicus curiae in such instances, filed a report to the Supreme Court on Tuesday under a sealed cover about outstanding cases against MPs and MLAs.

Amicus Curiae is a legal term that refers to a person who is Vijay Hansaria stated the facts and statistics in the ED, CBI, and NIA reports are disturbing, and that 51 MPs and former MPs are facing money laundering charges. In 28 of the cases, investigations are ongoing, while the remaining four are now in court.

Only a handful of the 71 charges filed against MLAs are now under investigation, while the most of the cases are still undergoing investigation and trial.

Tushar Mehta, the Solicitor General, also told the Supreme Court that there are five cases ongoing in the NIA court against MPs and MLAs.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana expressed worry over the outstanding cases, saying that while it is easy to claim that the trials will be accelerated, the truth is that there are 76 cases pending against MPs/MLAs, with 37 cases waiting with the CBI.