Courts can not provide panacea for all ills” : Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking action against politician-criminal nexus based on Vohra committee report

11 dec 2020

Courts can not provide panacea for all ills” : Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking action against politician-criminal nexus based on Vohra committee report

The Supreme Court dismissed a plea which sought for acting on the recommendations of the Vohra committee report of 1993 on the nexus between criminals and politicians.
The bench, comprising of justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy, awarded liberty to the petitioner Ashwini to approach the law commission of India after noting that the prayers in the plea were immaterial in nature and therefore could not be granted.
The bench noted that in 1997, a judgment had been rendered by the Supreme Court wherein directions had been given to the centre to take steps to prosecute the accused referred in the vohra report. However, the petitioner submitted that not a single person had been prosecuted. The petitioner has been granted the liberty to approach the law commission of India.
The petition goes on to state that the Vohra committee report revealed an alarming and disturbing trend that has been existing in the society.