While the public were restrained from leaving their houses, the Chandigarh Administration on Friday passed an order allowing one person from each household to step out of their houses between 10 am to 6 pm to visit their nearest shop or market.
The prisoners convicted and facing trial under POCSO Act, Section 376, 379-B of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Substances Act, for acid attack and foreign nationals will continue to remain inside the jails.
Those under-trials with only one case pending in which maximum prescribed sentence is seven years or less and those with two cases pending in “which maximum prescribed punishment in both cases is seven years or less” will be considered for 45 days of interim bail, which can be extended to 60 days.
While Kakkar could not be contacted despite repeated attempts, Dr Dhruv Chaudhary, a Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at PGIMS Rohtak and Head of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine vociferously supported the student and even confirmed that doctors everywhere are in need of more protective gear.
In Kolkata, a 30-year old woman, who is part of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) team which tests samples for coronavirus, was told by her landlord in South Kolkata to leave the place.
The government told the court that prisons at a cumulative level are not overcrowded, except for Amritsar and Ferozepur Central Jails where the occupancy rate is between 120-130 per cent. Central Jail Patiala also has 110 per cent occupancy.
The observation was made by the court in response to a Haryana Police submission that the matter of registration of FIRs in 1,170 cases is pending in the state due to a verdict passed in appeal by a single bench of the High Court in 2016.
While delivering the verdict, the court also quashed the orders of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, which had barred the student from appearing in examination for a period of two semesters.
The amount has to be deposited with the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change within a period of three months, and will then be used for restoration of the lake’s eco-sensitive zone.
If an action induces a sense of inferiority in a child, it is being denied the right to development and growth at par with a child who does not suffer from such feeling of inferiority,” reads the judgment passed by Justice Sudhir Mittal.
Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill in the order dated February 20 said, "If the said dates have been incorrectly mentioned in original order then the Presiding Officer concerned be asked to be more careful in future and to spare some time for reading the orders before affixing signatures".