Senior advocate Harish Salve differentiated himself from becoming the Amicus Curiae in the suo motu case taken by the Supreme Court on issues related to the supply of oxygen, essential medicines, vaccine policy in the wake of the corona virus epidemic. Have done. The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Salve to step down as amicus curiae.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice SR Bhat reprimanded some senior lawyers for making statements without reading Thursday’s order, saying It has not stopped the High Courts from hearing cases related to Covid-19 management in the country.
CJI Bobde is retiring from this post today. The bench, headed by Chief Justice, expressed displeasure over the situation. Along with giving the Center more time to file its reply, the Supreme Court listed it for hearing on 27 April. To the senior counsel Dushyant Dave, who appeared in the case, the bench said that you have accused us without reading our order.
The Supreme Court said that we are also very sad to know what some senior lawyers are saying when Salve is appointed as amicus curiae in the case. He also said that it was a collective decision of all the judges involved in the bench. Salve said that this is a very sensitive matter and he does not want to be told about the decision of the case that he has known the CJI since school and college days.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta urged Salve not to withdraw from the case as amicus curiae and said that these tips of no pressure should not be given up. Considering the growing state of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that it wants the central government to come up with a national plan for proper distribution of oxygen and other essential medicines for patients.
Expressing concern over the current situation, the Supreme Court yesterday remarked that oxygen is said to be an essential part of the treatment for patients infected with the corona virus and it appears to have caused some degree of nervousness, causing many Has approached the High Court. The country recorded a record 3,32,730 new cases a day on Friday. With this, the total infection cases in the country increased to 1,62,63,695.
According to data from the Union Health Ministry till Friday, more than 2.4 million people are still in the grip of infection, while 2,263 more people have died and 1,86,920 have died. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the current state of the epidemic through video conferencing with Chief Ministers of the 10 states most affected by the latest wave of Corona virus.
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