Fake Remdesivir: SC to hear plea against man's detention
One-liner: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear today a plea challenging the order for detention of a Jabalpur man accused of procuring fake Remdesivir injections during the second wave of Covid.
Bench to hear plea: A bench is likely to hear the plea filed by accused Devesh Chourasia challenging an order of Madhya Pradesh high court which junked his plea against detention.
Need to know: The top court had earlier quashed the order for detention of a Jabalpur doctor accused of procuring fake Remdesivir injections in connivance with Chourasia during the second wave of Covid.
- The plea filed through an advocate submitted that the alleged grounds mentioned in the detention order do not merit the invocation of the provisions of the National Security Act, 1980
On the other side: The petition stated that to attract the provisions of NSA, the detaining authority ought to have recorded the cause as to how the accused has affected the public order and threatened the social security.
- Till date no ground for keeping the petitioner under prolonged detention under NSA has been made out
Detention order quashed: The SC had earlier quashed the detention order of Jabalpur doctor accused of procuring fake Remdesivir injections, saying the state had delayed its decision on his representation and failed to communicate the outcome.
Background: The stringent NSA was invoked against four persons, including director of a private hospital in Jabalpur, in separate cases related to Remdesivir, which was in high demand during the pandemic.