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Advocate Who Was Fined Rs 500 For Not Wearing Mask While Driving Alone Has Moved The Delhi HC Seeking Compensation For Rs 10 Lakh

Lawstreet Journal 18 Sep 2020 11:04pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Advocate Who Was Fined Rs 500 For Not Wearing Mask While Driving Alone Has Moved The Delhi HC Seeking Compensation For Rs 10 Lakh

With the rise of COVID-19, the pandemic has heavily affected the country. As the world tries to release itself from its tantalizing grip, the usage of maskshas become extremely common. However, it is quite sorrowful to report that a large chunk of people is still not complacent with the CDC rules and usage of masks. Recently, Advocate Saurabh fell prey to one such individual.

On September 9th, the advocate with over 20 years of practice in the field was driving to his office, when he was asked to haltnear Geeta Colony by the Delhi Police. The officials photographed the petitioner and asked him to vacate the car.

The petitioner stated, “On inquiry, the Petitioner was informed that since he was travelling in his car without wearing a mask, he will be fined for a sum of Rs 500 under the offence of not wearing a mask in public place.”

Upon hearing the alleged charges against him, the petitioner began to explain that he was driving along, hence an offence was committed. This did not move the officials, and resulted in a challan being issued against the petitioner. With a lot of protest, the Petitioner paid the fine.

Soon after, the Advocate filed a suit against the officials contending that “unjust and illegal stopping” and “extortion” of fine caused “huge mental turmoil and harassment”

Hon’ble Justice Navin Chawla has issued a notice to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi Government, Delhi Disaster Management Authority and the police that sought their take on the petition… Continue Reading...

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