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'To Invoke PASA in Remdesivir Illegal Procurement and Distribution Cases, Uniform Policy is Must' : Gujarat High Court To State Government [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 19 Aug 2021 11:06pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary 'To Invoke PASA in Remdesivir Illegal Procurement and Distribution Cases, Uniform Policy is Must' : Gujarat High Court To State Government [READ ORDER]

The Gujarat High Court on August 10, 2021, questioned the State Government about the use of the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act (PASA), 1985 in cases of unauthorised manufacturing and delivery of Remdesivir injections, and ordered the State Government to develop an uniform rules for using the harsh jurisprudence in such case scenarios.

Justice Paresh Upadhyay's panel also questioned the lodging of FIRs and invocation of PASA in such circumstances, calling it a ploy to divert people's focus away from the scenario in which they were unable to obtain medicine.

In the matter at hand, the court suspended a pre-detention order against Nitesh Joshi, who had been detained and imprisoned for fraudulently selling counterfeit Remdesivir injections.

The Court also maintained emphasizing that a political party had distributed 5,000 Remdesivir shots in Surat.

The Gujarat State Government was brought into question by the Gujarat High Court for imprisoning people under the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities (PASA) Act for obtaining a few Remdesivir injections, despite the fact that the act of political party distribution of 5K injections was found to be "in compliance with the law."

"Praja ne vadhare na daravo tame logo" (Don't frighten the citizens), Justice Paresh Upadhyay's bench said orally.

In light of this, the Court urged for an unified policy for invoking PASA, stating:

It should be emphasised that in accordance with the FIRs, many of which are submitted by the police on confidential information referring to illegal activities in the allocation and management of Ramdesivir injunctions, detention… Continue Reading...


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