“In such situation, in my opinion, this is the right time to remind ourselves the fundamental duties of the citizen. Quite often, the citizens show serious concern about fundamental rights but then forget the fundamental duties,” the bench said.
Justice Gautum S Patel heard nine listed cases and one urgent matter during the open-for-public video-conferencing held through the Zoom app between 12 noon and 2 pm. Besides Bombay HC, Kerala High Court has started live-streaming of court hearings through Zoom.
The court made suggestions after advocate Anup J Gilda on behalf of the petitioner pressed for need to conduct mass rapid anti-body tests and said it can be directed to conduct such tests as the result can be made available within 30 minutes as per ICMR.
Mishra, a murder accused under section 302 of the IPC and other penal provisions, in his plea stated that he should be released as two other inmates of Taloja jail had been infected with the coronavirus.
Justice Patel, in the first videoconferencing hearing held on Thursday, granted ad-interim relief to the student on her plea that the college had taken arbitrary and disproportionate action with conjecture and suspicion.
The civic body on March 30 issued a circular that bodies of COVID-19 patients “must be cremated irrespective of religion” but revised it the same day stating that burials would be allowed, provided the burial ground was large. Only five persons can attend the funeral of a COVID-19 victim.
Justice Anil K Menon on April 7 passed an order through videoconferencing. The Court directed the man to seek necessary permissions from the authorities and directed the man’s letter to be converted in a writ petition.
A single-judge bench headed by Justice Sadhana S Jadhav refused to interfere in the eviction order passed by sub-divisional officer in the case. Justice Jadhav passed an order last month in a plea filed by the son challenging the eviction order.
The bench refused to entertain the bail plea and said that the release of one accused or convict shall risk the life of many and would adversely affect measures taken by the state for complete lockdown.
A single-judge bench of Justice Tanaji V Nalawade passed the order Monday while hearing the petition of Suraj Rana, an Aurangabad-based doctor, who stated that being a medical professional, he wanted to serve the needy during the coronavirus outbreak.
The bench directed the doctor to immediately approach the Dean of Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad and directed him to provide an undertaking to show his willingness to discharge services for a month as per Hospital’s directions.
A high-powered committee constituted in Maharashtra following the SC order on decongesting prisons had last week decided that undertrial prisoners booked for offences with maximum punishment up to 7 years will be released on interim bail initially for 45 days.
The HC bench on March 11 had struck down the state government’s January 27 and 31 orders to postpone the elections stating that officials would be busy with the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Shetkari Karjamukti Yojna among other things.
The Maharashtra Legal Services Authority on Friday wrote to principal district judges across state directing them to identify undertrial prisoners and take appropriate action to release them on interim bail.
The court directed authorities running private medical colleges and hospitals across Maharashtra to provide safety gears, including personal protective equipment (PPE) or Hazmat suits, in adequate numbers to all doctors and health care workers within a weeks’ time in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.