On being asked by the bench whether Moin Akhtar Qureshi was informed about the grounds of arrest and in what manner, Mehta replied in affirmative and said he was informed by showing the grounds. He has also put his signatures on that document.
Advocate Santosh Kumar Tripathi, Additional Standing Counsel of Delhi Government, apprised the court that the State has issued several circulars for free medical treatment of acid attack victims and has also set up a Victims Compensation Fund.
Citing the statistics of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), the plea said 62,000 married men commit suicide every year, which is more than double the suicides by women, with domestic including martial issues being the single largest reason.
Senior advocate P Chidambaram, appearing for Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal, argued that the Speaker's powers cannot be challenged in a court of law and the high court's order staying the breach of privilege proceedings initiated by CoP should be vacated.
On perusing the report which said that resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences have decided to take self-defence classes, the bench had observed "this needs to be taken care by authorities and steps have to be taken in this regard".
The petitioners also claimed that these restaurants posed a grave security risk and fire hazard and apart from that the crowd in the area had made it impossible for emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire trucks to gain access to the restaurants.