New Delhi, Dec 19: Congress MP Anand Sharma on Tuesday asked the central government to ensure adequate funds for constituting special courts to try criminal cases against political leaders.
“The government should ensure allocation of adequate funds for setting up enough number of courts so that people do not remain in prison for long periods and the trial is done,” Sharma stated in the Rajya Sabha.
The issue was raised in the Upper House days after the Supreme Court gave its nod to the centre’s decision to set up 12 fast track courts for exclusively prosecuting and disposing 1,581 criminal cases pending against MPs and MLAs within a year.
In the meantime, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad questioned why politicians were being singled out and urged the government to come up with a scheme for fastracking court cases of common people also.
“Law should be for everybody, legislators alone should not be singled out,” Azad said.