- Senior advocate Harish Salve asked permission from SC to separate himself from Corona case
- The Supreme Court on Friday made the first comment on the matter regarding lack of oxygen.
- Hearing will now be held on Tuesday 27 April, the Supreme Court has asked the Center to plan on Corona
The Supreme Court on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of the matter and sought a plan from the Central Government, amidst the fast growing cases of Corona in the country. In this case, on Friday, senior advocate Harish Salve sought permission
The Supreme Court said that we are also suffering what the lawyers are saying on appointing amicus curiae. Chief Justice SA Bobde allowed Harish Salve to withdraw from the case and the hearing will now be held on Tuesday 27 April.
People are dying of oxygen deficiency
The Supreme Court, while hearing the case on Friday, made the first comment on the news of deaths coming from hospitals due to lack of oxygen. Chief Justice SA Bobde said that people are dying due to lack of oxygen.
Harish Salve separated himself
Meanwhile, the famous lawyer Harish Salve, who was appointed as amicus curiae (court-appointed lawyer), disassociated himself from the case. Salve had expressed this wish before the Supreme Court, which was accepted. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the way some virtual media platforms are questioning the process of appointing Salve as amicus curiae in this case is very unfortunate.
What did the court say yesterday
Bhagwan Bharosa Desh Desh: The Supreme Court had earlier directed the Central Government to present a national plan on issues including supply of oxygen and the medicines needed to treat patients infected with the corona virus and how to get vaccinated against the epidemic. While the largest court of the country took suo motu cognizance of the serious situation in the country, the Delhi High Court said that we all know that the country is running Gods trust due to the lack of oxygen cylinders in hospitals.
The court made the remark a day after a severe rebuke to the central government over Kovid-19 management. With this, the High Court said that if the government wishes, it can do anything, even it can make the ‘heaven on earth’. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde also said that it can withdraw some of the issues pending in the High Courts and will deal with them on its own. However, the bench neither stayed the hearing of the pending cases in these courts nor transferred these cases to itself. The bench also consists of Justice LN Rao and Justice SR Bhat.