New Delhi: Campaigning for tougher laws to check crimes against women, Union Minister Kamal Nath on January 7 favored setting up of fast track courts to try politicians charged with heinous crimes.
Nath, who is Parliamen-tary Affairs Minister, also said the amendments to the anti-rape laws will “take precedence over everything else” during the next session of Parliament.
“I feel that there should be fast track courts to try cases of heinous crimes against politicians like rape and murder so that a judicial verdict is possible in six months,” he told PTI.
The fast track courts should cover all MPs and MLAs and former MPs and MLAs as also corporators in the Municipal Corporations, he said.
Nath said that such a move would help stop denigration of Parliamentary democracy at a time when politicians were being shown in a negative light.