Special Courts Current Affairs, GK & News

LS passes National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Lok Sabha, to allow NIA to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad. The Bill seeks to give more teeth to National Investigation Agency (NIA). Key Highlights NIA was set up in 2009 in aftermath Mumbai terror attack that had claimed 166 lives. ..

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Parliament passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018

Parliament has passed Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 that aims to curb practice of evading criminal prosecution by economic offenders fleeing from country to evade clutches Indian law by remaining outside jurisdiction of Indian courts. The bill will replace an ordinance promulgated by President in April 2018. Key Features of Bill Fugitive economic offender (FEO): ..

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Government to set up 12 Special Courts to deal with cases against tainted lawmakers

The Union Government has framed a scheme to set up 12 Special Courts for a year to fast-track the trial of criminal cases against 1,581 MPs and MLAs. This decision was conveyed by Government to Supreme Court and is intended to end inordinate delay in prosecution of politicians in criminal cases. Background Criminalisation of politics ..

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