New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI): The Centre has written to all Chief Ministers urging them to fast track the setting up and operationalisation of special courts in their States to try cases of corruption being investigated by the CBI.
Against the backdrop of corruption becoming a point of confrontation between the Opposition and the government, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily has written to all the Chief Ministers drawing their attention to the Prime Minister's announcement to set up 71 special courts.
While the courts will be financed by the Centre, the State governments have to ensure appointment of magistrates for the same. The States will also have to inform where such courts need to be set up.
Out of 71, so far only 10 CBI courts have been set up though the announcement was made over a year ago.