Memoir of criminal records in Bihar is such that it has become a part of the states’ identity for most non-Bihari Indians. Damning cases of how the legal system is played within the state has always managed to make headlines across the country. Not just the people, even the people’s representatives in Bihar could not be beaten by any other states’ politicians in the criminal record cases. With 260 criminal cases registered against Member of Parliaments and Members of Legislative Assembly, Bihar becomes the most vulnerable towards crime.
Bihar is followed by West Bengal and Kerala becomes the third state with the highest number of criminal cases registered against MPs and MLAs, reveals the Supreme Court as per the information was given by Centre. A special court has been constituted after the order of the Supreme Court where 1233 such cases have been forwarded. These courts have been formed for early hearing of cases against the politicians.
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Among all, the special court has done the hearing on only 136 cases while 1097 cases are still under trial. Another 260 cases connected to Bihar have been transferred to the special court. Among which, the hearing was done on only 11 cases in the last six months, 249 cases are still in the row.
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West Bengal is further slow when it comes to hearing on criminal cases. The cases were transferred to the special court of West Bengal in March this year and so far, not a single case could be closed.
Kerala being the worst, has no information about 178 cases that were transferred to the special court of the state for hearing. Delhi follows to be forth. 157 cases against the magistrate have been transferred here and in six months hearing on only 44 cases has been done, rest are pending.