The High Court of Madhya Pradesh here has ordered its registry to furnish a list of pending criminal cases against Ex & sitting MPs & MLAs in the state within 2 weeks.
A division bench of acting Chief Justice Sanjay Yadav & Justice Sujoy Paul gave this direction on Friday.
Assistant Solicitor General J K Jain said the High Court asked its registry provide within 2 weeks a list of pending criminal cases of MPs/MLAs, particularly those in which a stay was granted.
The direction was issued during the hearing of a suo motu plea registered in compliance of the Apex Court order of Sept 16, he said.
The Supreme Court had asked the states to monitor the progress of trials of pending criminal cases against former & sitting MPs & MLAs.
The Top Court’s direction has come on a plea of Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay & others vs Union of India & others, he added.