SC rejects commerce graduate’s COVID petition, fines 1000 Rs

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The Supreme Court dismissed a plea filed seeking directions regarding tests and treatment to be conducted for treating COVID-19 on Monday and imposed a fine of 1000 rupees on the petitioner, reported Live Law.

The petitioner who is reportedly a commerce graduate was also pulled up by the court for filing a petition without any knowledge on the subject.

A three-judge Bench led by CJI Ramana called the petition ‘frivolous’, and imposed a cost of 1000 rupees. The Court has directed him to pay the cost to the Legal Services Authority of Calcutta High Court and submit a report to the Supreme court, as per the report.

“This is a frivolous plea filed by a petitioner who doesn’t have any knowledge about the subject. He himself admitted he is a commerce graduate. The Petitioner wants us to direct what type of tests and treatment has to be conducted for the treatment of covid. We’ll impose a cost.” the Bench observed.

Initially, the Bench had observed that it would impose a cost of  100000 rupees for such a ‘frivolous writ petition’, but after the petitioner submitted that he only had an amount of 1000 rupees, the Court decided to impose 1000 rupees as the cost, as per the reports.

“You’re not a doctor, medical student or scientist. What’s your knowledge of covid!” CJI remarked

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