The Bombay excessive court docket (HC) directed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ashish Shelar to submit the small print of different cases wherein the our bodies of Covid-19 sufferers had been left unattended within the wards of civic and government-run hospitals.
Referring to a video of Sion Hospital wherein the our bodies of Covid-19 victims had been mendacity on beds or flooring of the ward the place sufferers contaminated with the virus had been being handled, Shelar in his petition claimed that related scenes had been performed out at different services too.
As the court docket was knowledgeable by the state that the Supreme Court was already seized of petitions regarding administration and disposal of our bodies of Covid-19 victims, it posted the listening to of the general public curiosity litigation (PIL) filed by the BJP legislator to July 23, after the listening to within the Apex court docket was accomplished.
On Friday, the division bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice NJ Jamadar was knowledgeable by the state via advocate basic Ashutosh Kumbhakoni that the HC didn’t have a propriety within the PIL because the SC was already listening to petitions associated to points much like what was raised by Shelar in his PIL. The state additionally submitted that it was following the rules issued by the Centre over the disposal and administration of our bodies of Covid-19 sufferers.
However, senior counsel Rajendra Pai, together with advocates Akshay Pai and Omkar Khanvilkar, who appeared for Shelar, submitted that because the bench widened the scope of the petition in mild of the cases much like that of Sion Hospital, they needed to submit the identical within the type of an affidavit and therefore the listening to of the PIL ought to be deferred.
After listening to the submissions, the court docket directed Shelar to submit movies and knowledge of different cases in an affidavit and in addition directed the state to file a rejoinder, if any, earlier than the subsequent listening to.
In the sooner listening to, the state and BMC submitted the report of the committee that was constituted to probe into the video of the Sion hospital incident. Shelar’s counsel then sought a probe by the committee into the opposite cases of the alleged mismanagement too that had been talked about within the PIL.