Supreme Court starts hearing the suo motu cognisance case on #COVID19 crisis

Alfaznews April 23,India: Supreme Court starts hearing the suo motu cognisance case on #COVID19 crisis, it will also examine the judicial power of High Courts to declare lockdown.

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A three-judge bench of the Court, headed by CJI SA Bobde is hearing the case. 

CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde observed “People are dying due to lack of oxygen,” 

Harish Salve said and pleaded to withdraw from the as amicus curiae. “Please permit to recuse from the case,” senior advocate, 

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that it is very unfortunate that many virtual media platforms are abusing this process of appointing Harish Salve as Amicus Curiae in the case.

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde allowed Harish Salve to recuse from the case. 

senior lawyer, Vikas Singh, for the Supreme Court Bar Association, tells the Supreme Court The lordships should look into the interstate movement as there is a serious shortage of oxygen. 

The CJI said that the matter is adjourned to Tuesday, April 27.

Source: ANI, PTI

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