DAILY LAW NEWS UPDATE – 25TH MAY,2020

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This article has been published by Shubhangi Zite, a student of ILS Law College, Pune.

1.Andhra Pradesh High Court orders seizure of LG polymers premises and bars directors from leaving India.

Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered the seizure of premises of South Korean firm LG Polymers located at Vishakhapatnam were due to leakage of styrene gas 12 people died and hundreds were affected. The court also ordered that directors of the company are not allowed to leave the country without permission and asked authorities not to release their surrendered passports.

Two member bench of High Court consisting of Justices Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari and Lalitha Kenneganti has ordered firm not to shift company assets or machinery amid reports saying the firm has shifted styrene gas from the premises.

The High Court questioned who gave permission to the company for shifting Styrene Monomer to South Korea without the permission of the court or magisterial inquiry.

2. Gujarat HC – Ahmedabad Civil hospital conditions pathetic and painful.

Two member bench of High Court consisting of Justices J B Pardiwala and I J Vora came down hard on state government regarding the condition prevailing in Ahmedabad civil hospital. The court observed that the condition of the civil hospital where 377 patients of COVID -19 have died till Friday was pathetic or even worse than a dungeon.

The High Court further issued directions to the state government for improving the conditions for the treatment of patients prevailing at Asia’s largest hospital.

 3. Former CJ of Himachal Pradesh HC  Justice V Ratnam no more.

Justice V Ratnam former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court and former acting governor of the state passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was 87 and was struggling with age-related illness.

V Ratnam was born in 1932 in Chennai, he started his career in civil and labor law in 1955. During his practice in Madras High Court he had assumed charge as an Executive Committee member of Tamil Nadu Legal Aid Board before being elevated to the Bench in 1979. He went on to serve acting Chief Justice of court in 1992.

4. DMK MLA’s booked for unlawful assembly in Chennai.

MLA’s were protesting against the arrest of DMK Rajya Sabha member R S Bharthi along with 96 DMK cadre. The Egmore police have registered the case against them. MLA B Ranganathan, Ravichandran,  SR Raja, and Advocate  Girirajan along with others were booked under Sections 143 ( punishment for unlawful assembly ),  269 ( Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life ) and 270 ( Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life ) of Indian Penal Code.

 

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