Governments of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been instructed to give details of criminal cases pending against the Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assemblies and other politicians in the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
Also it has been directed to progress cases within one month.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice V C Koul have taken the suo moto cognizance on the directions of Supreme Court and asked both the Counsels appearing on behalf of UTs of J&K and Ladakh to give the updated status of all criminal cases which are pending before the court of law against the politicians.
The CJs of HCs, Supreme Court asked shall designate a special bench, comprising themselves and their designate in order to monitor the progress of these trials. “The CJs shall send their additional suggestions, if any, for the purpose of expedient disposal of pending criminal cases against the legislators”, the Supreme Court said.