The Supreme Court will review the immunity of MPs and MLAs in bribery cases.


A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, will review the Supreme Court’s 1998 judgment in which MPs and MLAs for accepting bribes for speaking or voting in Parliament and state legislatures. Eze was granted immunity from prosecution.

A notice uploaded on the Supreme Court’s website said the bench will hear the matter on October 4.

A Constitution Bench consisting of Chief Justice of India, Justice AS Bopanna, Justice MM Sundaresh, Justice Pamighantam Sri Narasimha, Justice JB Pardiwala, Justice Sanjay Kumar and Justice Manoj Mishra in Criminal Appeal No. 451/2019 titled Sita Soren v. Union constituted for the hearing of of India on October 4 (Wednesday),” the notice said.

Nearly 25 years after the JMM bribery scandal rocked the country, the Supreme Court on September 20 agreed to review its 1998 verdict, saying it was an important issue that ” has a significant impact on the ethics of politics.

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court had decided to refer the matter to a seven-judge bench.

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