The Supreme Court observed that there is no reason to make an exception to an advocate when other members of the society have faced similar problems. The court has also imposed a fine of ten thousand on the lawyer who filed the petition seeking a direction to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh.
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The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking a direction to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the families of lawyers who died of COVID infection. The top court said that when all the people are facing the same problem, there is no reason to give special treatment to the lawyers. The Supreme Court has also imposed a fine of ten thousand on the lawyer who filed this petition.
The court has reprimanded the petitioner lawyer Pradeep Yadav. The Court observed that when other members of the society have faced similar problems, there is no reason to make an exception to the advocate. The Supreme Court said that if you give the petition by copy-pasting, then it will not happen that the judge will not read that copy. Saying this, the judge imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on advocate Pradeep Yadav.
The court also said that the petitioner will have to deposit the fine amount within a week. Advocate Pradeep Yadav, in his petition, had sought a direction that a compensation of Rs 50 lakh should be given with immediate effect to the family member of the lawyers below 60 years of age who died due to corona infection or any other reason.
Supreme Court dismisses a plea seeking direction that compensation of Rs 50 lakh each to be granted to family member of lawyers who died due to COVID-19 or in any other manner within the age of 60 years with immediate effect.
SC says it can’t make exceptions for lawyers. pic.twitter.com/q1fj3cZfmj
– ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2021
‘Consider the decision not to give compensation to the corona victim’
At the same time, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Government to reconsider its policy of not giving compensation to the Corona victims in case they commit suicide. Justice MR Shah, after seeing the reply filed by the government, told SG Tushar Mehta, ‘You have said in the affidavit that those who commit suicide will not get any compensation. This argument cannot be accepted. You think about it again.’
SG Tushar Mehta assured the court that the government would reconsider it and apprise the court of its decision. In fact, in the guidelines issued by the government, it has been said that if the patient is confirmed to be corona in the COVID test or any investigation done in the hospital, then the cause of death will be written corona in the death certificate but suicide, murder or accident. In the case of death due to death, even if the person who died was corona positive, but the cause of death will not be written as corona in the death certificate, nor will compensation be given to the relatives of such dead.
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