A total of 47 filed complaints against deputies now sitting in the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) would be closed if Bill 131 becomes law.
The bill of Criminal Procedure Code reform has been introduced by, governing party (CD) member Hernan Delgado, who says that the law would be applied retroactively and cover files lying dormant in the CSJ.
The project, if approved, would apply as of November 1, 2012 and provides that a judge appointed by the Supreme Court prosecutor to investigate a deputy has a deadline of two months to complete the process, otherwise, the criminal action is extinguished.
Delgado said that the current records should be archived because they are used by the judges of the Supreme Court as leverage against deputies.
Former Supreme Court Judge Edgardo Molino Mola,refuted thearguments pointing out that the law cannot be retroactive.
Molino Mola said that the deputies are creating a privilege by reducing the investigations period to two months when for other citizens there is at least four months for the investigation phase.
The, Citizens Alliance for Justice has condemned the project and warned that deputies have revived immunity.