Maharashtra Govt. to withdraw 146 old and minor cases
The Maharashtra Government has decided to withdraw around 1.46 lakh minor and old cases lodged against people in the state.
According to the state home department, these cases will be withdrawn using Sections 288 and 321 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
The bulk of these cases involve participation in political or social agitations.
There are around 35-40 lakh minor cases pending in courts and the punishment in these cases does not exceed three months.
Committees at the district and state level have been formed to scrutinise the cases to be withdrawn.
(Posted on 16-01-2014)