The Supreme Court has strongly reprimanded the careless attitude of the Uttar Pradesh government and said that it has become a habit to not obey instructions until the process of contempt is initiated. The apex court made this observation on the case related to the alleged disappearance of an 82-year-old corona victim from TB Sapru Hospital in Prayagraj last year.
A bench of CJI NV Ramana, Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Hima Kohli told Additional Advocate General Garima Prasad, appearing for the UP government, you do not follow the instructions, at the last minute when the contempt process is about to start on you. come. It has become a habit of your state. The bench was hearing a petition filed by the UP government challenging the order of the Allahabad High Court summoning eight officials, including the state’s chief secretary, chief minister’s office.
The bench issued notice on the state’s plea and stayed further proceedings in the matter in the High Court. Along with this, the state government was also directed to pay 50,000 rupees to the plaintiff for legal expenses and to appear before the Supreme Court. The matter will now come up for hearing in July.
The High Court had summoned these officers
The Allahabad High Court had issued summons on April 25 during the hearing of the habeas corpus petition of the son of 82-year-old corona victim Ram Lal Yadav. The High Court directed Ramlal to be produced before the court on May 6, failing which the Principal Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health), Director General of Medical and Health, Prayagraj DM, SSP and Chief The Medical Officer and the Chief Medical Inspector of the hospital were directed to appear in the court. The UP government and officials have moved the Supreme Court against the order.
Apply to the High Court for relaxation in the production of officers
The bench said on the direction of the High Court to the state officials to appear in the court, since the matter is already before the High Court, an application should be made in the High Court for exemption in appearance.
what is the matter
The son of 82-year-old Ramlal Yadav had filed a petition in the High Court and appealed to get his father released from TB Sapru Hospital. His father was admitted there on May 4 last year after being diagnosed with corona. On 6 May, he himself got corona infected and remained in isolation at home. The next day the hospital authorities told him that his father’s oxygen level had dropped sharply and he had been admitted to the trauma centre. On May 8, the hospital management reported that his father had gone missing.