A proposal to withdraw 62 criminal cases registered against Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in Nagpur city has been forwarded to a committee of the Bombay High Court, a senior police official said on Thursday.
City police had sent a proposal to the Maharashtra government's Law and Judiciary department to withdraw as many as 66 such cases registered between 2002 and 2022 as they were of "social and political nature", he said.
The Law and Judiciary department earlier this week approved withdrawal of prosecution in 62 cases while rejecting the proposal in four cases.
The proposal to withdraw 62 cases has been now forwarded to a committee of the high court, the police official said.
Prominent political leaders among those named in these cases included former MP Dr Vikas Mahatme, MLAs Vikas Kumbhare, Krishna Khopde, Abhijeet Wanjari, and former MLA Dr Milind Mane, he said.
The Supreme Court had laid it down in 2021 that a state government can not drop prosecution against an MP or MLA without the high court's permission.
Proposals to withdraw another eight such cases is under the consideration of the Law and Judiciary department, the official informed.
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