This article has been written by Aishani Pattanaik, a student of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
1. No reason to deprive the dead of last rites: Bombay HC junks pleas against burial in Mumbai cemeteries on fear of COVID-19 spread from soil
The Court passed the ruling on noting that there was no scientific evidence at present to show that COVID-19 may spread to living human beings from the cadaver of any suspected/confirmed COVID-19 infected individual. Therefore, the Bombay High Court dismissed pleas filed against Mumbai municipal authorities for permitting burials at three cemeteries in Bandra (West) amid the COVID-19.
2. Can an ex-employee of the financial creditor be permitted to act as a resolution professional? NCLAT Decides upon the matter.
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has upheld the substitution of a financial creditor’s ex-employee as the proposed interim resolution professional in a CIRP initiated by the financial creditor, on the ground of apprehension of bias. (SBI vs M/s. Meter Limited)
3. DELHI HC REFUSES TO STAY THE CONVICTION IN COAL SCAM CASE
The Delhi High Court refused to stay the conviction of former Jharkhand CM, Madhu Koda in the coal scam case, observing that it would not be apposite to facilitate him to contest elections, till he is acquitted.
4. PIL moved to seek compensation for the families of dead migrant workers in the wake-up COVID-1
Advocate Deepak Kansal has moved a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the Supreme Court seeking compensation for the families of persons, including migrant workers, who have died or who were injured while walking on roads in an attempt to reach their home states amid the COVID-19 Lockdown