New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the petition of 14 political parties. Opposition political parties have said in this petition that the central government is misusing the investigating agencies. Political opponents are being arrested.
Therefore, guidelines should be made on arrest and remand for investigating agencies and courts. The matter will be heard on April 5. The special thing is that these 14 political parties include the country’s largest opposition party Congress.
Abhishek Singhvi told CJI D Y Chandrachud that fourteen political parties have approached the Supreme Court against the misuse of law enforcement agencies by the central government to arrest political opponents.
“We are seeking directions for the future. After 2014 (under the Modi government), there has been a huge jump in the number of cases registered. The conviction rate is only 4-5%.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has worked to bring 14 political parties on one platform. These parties include Congress, DMK, AAP, TMC, BRS etc.
Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had released data till 31 January 2023. The ED has so far registered 5906 information reports (ECIR) of enforcement cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA). 513 people were arrested in these cases.
Of these, raids were conducted in 531 cases. In these 531 cases, 4954 search warrants were issued. Out of all these cases, 176 cases (ECIR) were registered against the leaders.
513 people were arrested in these cases. Of these, raids were conducted in 531 cases.
In these 531 cases, 4954 search warrants were issued. Out of all these cases, 176 cases (ECIR) were registered against the leaders. Cases have also been filed against many veteran leaders. The ED has so far submitted 1,142 charge sheets out of 2.98 per cent of the total cases. Under the PMLA, trials have been completed in 25 cases so far.
In 24 of these cases, the accused have been convicted. A total of 45 accused have been convicted so far.