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MP High Court Directs 9 Districts To Invoke Penal Provisions Of DMA/IPC Against Political/ Governmental/ State Or Social Functionaries

Lawstreet Journal 6 Oct 2020 10:31pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary MP High Court Directs 9 Districts To Invoke Penal Provisions Of DMA/IPC Against Political/ Governmental/ State Or Social Functionaries

The Madhya Pradesh High Court, Gwalior Bench decided on 3rd October 2020 Saturday to pass interim orders in the public interest to prevent the political flock in the State especially in the 9 districts which fall into the jurisdiction of the Gwalior Bench. 

The Division Bench comprised of Justice Sheel Nagu and Justice Rajeev Kumar Shrivastav who issued interim orders taking into account the issue faced by the law enforcing personnel while he was trying to implement the COVID-19 protocol and also looking to the several occurrences brought on record of widespread violation of Covid-19 protocol mostly caused by the congregations of a large number of persons moving for and on behalf of the political leaders. 

It should be noted that on 18th September, the MP High Court had marked that, “law, whether statutory or in the shape of executive instructions, deserve respect and obedience, as much as from common man and as from a leader, political functionary and even the head of State.”

Thus, the court has passed the interim order to savor the interests of public, rather than the interest of the nation and stated that political functionaries and State Functionaries should strictly abide by the “Covid-19 protocol” as mentioned by the Central Government, State government and the District Magistrate of the respective district which is regulated from time to time regarding the congregation of any nature or kind. 

This cause was raised in the Public Interest Litigation by Advocate Sanjay Dwivedi, Advocate Raju Sharma, and Advocate VD Sharma who appealing for the rendering of justice… Continue Reading...


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