P Chidambaram

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan yesterday (24 January

2012) met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to obtain Centres’ approval for the enactment of a ‘Special Courts Bill’ in his state.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Under this bill special courts will be created in the state which will decide cases related to corruption within a period of one year, beginning from the period they are filed in the courts.

The Chief Minister also told Chidambaram that the Bill will ensure that corruption cases are mandatorily filed by prosecuting agencies in these courts within a period of one year. Once enacted, the Bill has special provisions to seize and deliver quick punishment to people found guilty in corruption cases.

According to sources, the Home Minister who met Singh assured him of all possible help in this regard.

If other regional assemblies also take such initiatives, the problem of corruption will be mitigated and the Central government will be forced push through even tougher legislation. Faster judicial process will put fear into the minds of perpetrators.