New Delhi: The Supreme Court advocated this by raising questions on the unimaginable assets of the suddenly rising leaders and said that in such cases, the need for quick hearing was set up by forming a fast track court. However, the Central Government opposed it in the court saying that the Central Board of Direct Taxes is working satisfactorily.
According to Dainik Bhaskar’s report, “the court said that the work of MLAs and MPs is to hear and solve people’s problems all the time. So how did his property grow so fast? If this increase is due to a business, then the question arises. How can a person be a businessman or a Member of Parliament? The public should know what is the source of income of the leader.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had told the Supreme Court on Monday that properties of seven Lok Sabha MPs and 98 MLAs across the country have increased rapidly and irregularities have been found in this.
According to Dainik Bhaskar’s report, “CBDT had told the court in a sealed envelope that the information given by seven MPs and 98 MLAs in the election affidavit is different from the income tax returns. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal urged the court not to make these names public.
In the Supreme Court, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has presented examples of four such leaders who have increased their property by 1200 per cent. 22 are those whose assets have increased by up to 500 per cent. If a leader of a Kerala property grew 1700 per cent, then an MP’s property increased by 2100 per cent.
According to Hindi daily Hindustan, the Supreme Court has strongly advocated for the investigation of unaccounted assets of leaders, but the central government strongly opposed it. The Center said that CBDT is working satisfactorily in such cases. There is no need to create a separate arrangement for this. ‘
The court had asked why such leaders are being tried under income tax law? Why should not a criminal case against them? Why should not a quick hearing in a special court? On this, the Attorney General said that the purpose of the CBDT is to check the unaccounted property.
The News Agency language has reported that the Supreme Court has asked the government to consider lawmaking for the formation of new fast track courts for early hearings of criminal cases against MPs and MLAs.
The Bench of the top court has been named by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to seven Lok Sabha members and 98 MLAs across the country, whose properties have seen tremendous increase among the two elections.
The apex court said that he read the names of these leaders and he will look into the issue. The bench said that Parliament has the right to make laws and necessary infrastructure for the formation of these courts for speedy disposal of cases against MPs.
A bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Justice S Abdul Nazir said, “In relation to MPs and legislators, it comes under the purview of Parliament. He has the necessary right to make the law. Make the law and prepare the necessary infrastructure.
The bench said that the Assembly and the Parliament are enacting new laws which create different kinds of rights and responsibilities, due to which more cases come before the courts.
The court told the government, except for some special tribunals, no new court has been constituted. You should prepare new courts and infrastructure because at present the Indian government (on the judicial system) is spending only one or two percent of the budget.
The bench said that the number of pending cases will also be reduced. The court made these comments on the petition filed by NGO Lokprabhu in which requested to prepare a permanent mechanism for the investigation of those candidates whose MLAs or MPs increased more than the property income during the tenure.