The Supreme Court on 12 December 2017, had directed that _________ special criminal courts, to be set up to exclusively deal with cases involving _________ should start functioning from March 1, 2018.
12, Rape Accused
24, child-sexual abuser
24, Terrorism related offences
The Supreme Court had approved the Centre's proposal to set up 12 special courts across the country to try "1581 criminal cases" pending against MP, MLA, and directed that they are made operational by March 1, 2018.