The Supreme Court has reprimanded some senior lawyers for ‘giving a statement without reading a Thursday order’ and said that it has not stopped the High Courts from hearing cases related to COVID-19 management in the country.
A 3-member bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice SR Bhat told senior counsel Dushyant Dave, “You have accused us without reading our order.”
Dave was one of those critics who questioned the Supreme Court’s order regarding the possibility of transfer of cases.
The bench said, “We never said a word and did not stop the High Courts.” We asked the Center to go to the High Courts and report to them. What kind of perception are you talking about? Talk about these proceedings. “To this, Dave replied,” The whole country thought that you will transfer (the case). “
SCBA President Vikas Singh said, “You (SCBA President) have read the order, is there any intention to transfer the case?” Criticism about anything before reading the order is not right. In this way the institution is being ruined. ”
Harish Salve allowed to step down as amicus curiae in the COVID case
In addition, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the removal of senior advocate Harish Salve as amicus curiae in the case of automatic cognizance of the distribution of supplies and services required during the COVID-19 epidemic.
“We are also very sad to know what some senior lawyers are saying when Salve is appointed as a friend of justice in the case,” the bench said. Also said that it was a “collective decision” of all the judges on 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. Let us know that CJI Bobde is retiring from this post only on Friday.
Explain that considering the serious situation of increasing COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that it wants the central government to provide a “national” for the proper distribution of oxygen and other essential medicines for patients. Plan ”.
The court had expressed concern over the current situation, commenting that oxygen is said to be an “essential part” for the treatment of virus-infected patients and appears to have caused some ‘nervousness’, causing people to Have approached many high courts.
The Supreme Court has now listed the cases on April 27 for hearing along with giving more time to the Center to file its reply.