A bench of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Hemant Gupta modified the court’s January 11 order setting up a three-member SIT, after the Centre and petitioners agreed that the team be allowed to continue with two members.
More than 60 children, mostly infants, had died at the government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur within a week in August 2017. There were allegations that the deaths occurred due to disruption in oxygen supply over unpaid bills to the vendor.
Hearing a plea challenging an order of the National Green Tribunal directing closure of establishments that were extended without approvals, the court said illegal constructions had put the entire city in danger, causing landslides.
On February 16, the court had set up a committee of two expert members — V P Mohan, former principal chief conservator of forests, and Nauni Solan, Vice-Chancellor of Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon why the Bombay High Court commuted a death penalty awarded to two young men after being convicted for rape and murder of a 4-year-old.
Legal Weekly is a compilation of landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon how SC issued direction to rehabilitate Mumbai slum-dwellers and Uttarakhand High Court recommendation to award death penalty for rape of children below 15.