DAILY LAW NEWS-14TH MAY,2020

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This article is written by Shubhangi Zite, a student of ILS Law College, Pune

Patna HC seeking a reply on a petition regarding the poor condition of quarantine centers.

Patna High Court has sought a reply from the Bihar government on a petition alleging poor conditions of quarantine centers where migrants are supposed to stay for 3 weeks upon their return from other parts of the country.

The division bench on Wednesday asked State Secretary of Disaster Management Department to file an affidavit in response to a petition filed by Rajiv Ranjan Pandey.

The Court asked the government to respond by May 18 as highlighting that Bihar has the highest population density and if not treated appropriately could lead to increased COVID 19 cases.

S A Bobde – Judges, lawyers should avoid coats and gowns as it makes easier to catch the virus.

Chief Justice of India ( CJI ) S A Bobde on Wednesday said that judges and lawyers should not wear coats and gowns currently as they may catch the virus. This statement by the CJI came while he was hearing a case through video conferencing. He further said that the court will soon come out with instructions on the dress code for lawyers and judges.

The impact of the CJI statement was instant as lawyers appeared without coat and gown in cases heard after that through video conferencing.

Over HC ‘s Order of nullifying his election, Gujarat Minister approached SC.

Gujarat Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Wednesday approached SC challenging High Court’s decision on nullifying his 2017 election on the ground of malpractices and manipulation. Chaudasama has argued that the order of Gujarat High Court of Tuesday was inaccurate and that it has failed to appreciate that his rival Congress candidate Ashwin Rathod has not provided any reliable evidence to prove any of the issues.

A fine of Rs 20,000 on advocate for filing frivolous cases – Madras HC.

On Wednesday Madras High Court imposed a fine of rupees 20,000 on advocate B Ramkumar Aditiyan for filing series of frivolous cases as Public Interest Litigations ( PIL ) petitions and asked him to deposit money in Chief Minister’s public relief fund.

Justices Vineet Kothari and Pushpa Satyanarayan passed the order while dismissing the latest case filed by the advocate asking Tamil Nadu Government and Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation ( TASMAC ) to develop a mobile application and website for selling liquor online.

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