Taking the head of the Center for frequently criticizing the judiciary for overstepping his field and ingesting in the functioning of other state organs, a bench of judges Madan B. Lokur S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta said that whenever the judiciary is always criticized the courts underline their actions and direct the government
"Nobody wants to work and criticizes the criminal justice system." MHA (Ministry of the Interior) only criticizes the criminal justice system but does not want to do any work. people to stop criticizing the criminal justice system and the justice system, "said the bench.The court passed the course when Deputy Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, appearing for the Center, placed a note in court and declared that the trial of the courts was one of the causes of the imprisonment of the trial in prison.
"It's like the head, we win, and the tail, we win.It's the answer of the Indian government," said the bench.
The GAS stated that the government was not playing a game of reproach and that systemic problems had been solved to ensure a speedy trial. He said that the Center was taking steps to fill 164 vacant positions in the country's Central Forensic Science Labs (CFSL) and assured the court that this would be done in a timely manner.
There are 38 FSL in the country, of which 31 are under the control of the state government. Six laboratories are managed by the Center and one by IWC . The total authorized staff of all laboratories is 8,216, but 3,789 positions are empty. While Center-run FLS in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, Pune and Bhopal operate with a labor shortage of 36%, vacancies in the FSL managed by the state are at 48%. The worst case is that of West Bengal, where 113 posts remain vacant against a sanctioned force of 152, or 74%. In Uttar Pradesh, 73% of 1132 sanctioned positions remain vacant.
The court stated that vacancies prevented the speedy conduct of criminal trials, as well as scientific reports that the trial court and governments should take immediate steps to fill the vacancies.
The Center stated that it was incumbent upon the state government to take steps to fill vacant positions in state-run FSLs and that the Center was not responsible had only a limited role to play. He added that the Center had written to all States to find out whether vacancies were filled in the FSL and to explain the very high number of prisoners awaiting trial in prisons, but only 19 of them had answered.
The bench was hearing a LIP on the deplorable conditions of prisoners under the trail in 1382 jails in the country and it was put in from time to time to ensure that the prisoners under sentence do not languish in jail in the small offenses