For the first time in the history of India, 22 new courts for exclusive trials of corruption cases against politicians, gazetted officers, senior police officers and other government officials are being set up in prominent Uttar Pradesh districts.
“The courts to be set up would be of additional district and sessions judge/special judge,” said a letter issued by the joint registrar (services), Allahabad high court, on May 24.
Forwarded to district judges and officers on special duty (OSD) of places where these courts are to come up, the letter seeks details of necessary infrastructure and manpower needed for such courts.
The OSD and district judges have been given a six weeks time to submit the report on the requirement.
While a maximum of nine courts would be set up in Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Varanasi would have five and four courts respectively.
Meerut and Bareli would have two courts each.
Besides these special courts, new courts of additional chief judicial magistrate/additional civil judge (senior division) in Lakhimpur Khiri and that of civil judge (junior division) in Lakhimpur Khiri, Allahabad, Budaun and Etah would also be set up.