Regardless of being an off day for the court docket, a division bench of chief justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and justice Sujit Narayan Prasad was listening to a petition filed by the state authorities asking the court docket to move an order for rapid launch of oxygen cylinders seized by the police earlier.
Advocate basic Rajeev Ranjan pleaded earlier than the court docket that the cylinders illegally obtained for black marketeering have been seized by the police throughout the state and are mendacity unutilized in sturdy rooms. The court docket was knowledgeable that 250 cylinders had been seized throughout completely different police stations.
The bench applauded the efforts of the state authorities in attempting to determine methods and means to ease the strain on scarcity of provide of oxygen cylinders. The cylinders can be utilized for needy sufferers on this time of disaster, the judges noticed throughout the on-line listening to. The court docket additionally appreciated authorities’s transfer and commented that it seems that the state authorities is making preparations for future conditions.
The excessive court docket has been monitoring the steps taken by the federal government in coping with the pandemic because it hit the state in March final yr. With the second wave of the virus having hit the state onerous, the court docket has been usually holding hearings to know concerning the actions taken by the federal government to take care of the disaster.
On Thursday, the HC had warned the officers entrusted with the duty of checking black advertising of medicines throughout the pandemic from defending any influential particular person concerned in such unlawful actions.
Noting that investigation on this regard is just not being performed within the path, the bench noticed, “We’re not satised with the way in which by which the investigating company is investigating the matter… It seems to us prima facie that already the method is on to save lots of sure individuals… We’re taking very critical notice of the scenario. There shouldn’t be any effort to save lots of inuential individuals in any other case we shall be compelled to take motion towards the erring individuals.”