Yogi government will withdraw three lakh cases against the public for violation of Covid protocol and lockdown, no relief to the leaders

Pankaj Prasad
Pankaj Prasad 26/10/2021 21:42 IST
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The Uttar Pradesh government has taken a big decision regarding matters related to lockdown violation during the Corona period. The

Lucknow.To deal with the worldwide corona epidemic, the government implemented a nationwide lockdown.During the lockdown, strict restrictions were imposed to strictly follow the protocol.Legal screws were also tightened by registering cases against those who violated these rules.The Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh has taken a big decision regarding matters related to Covid protocol and lockdown violation.

The process of withdrawal of cases registered for violation of Covid protocol and lockdown will start now.In the mandate issued by the Justice Department, it has been clarified that the cases registered under the sections of less serious crimes against the public, in which the charge-sheet has been filed in the court, they will be withdrawn.At the same time, the cases against sitting and former MPs, MLAs and members of the Legislative Council will continue.

The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier announced that the cases filed against traders for violating the Covid protocol and lockdown would be withdrawn.Then this decision was made for all the common people.Now taking this process forward, the mandate was issued on Tuesday.It said that there are about three lakh cases registered under the Disaster Management Act-2005, Epidemic Act-1897, Section-188 of IMD and other less serious offenses related to it (punishment of less than two years).The cases in which charge sheets have been filed, except for the present and former public representatives, will be withdrawn.

In this mandate issued by Principal Secretary Pramod Kumar Srivastava, it has been mentioned that a letter was written by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to the Chief Secretary in this regard.In this, the cases registered in violation of the Covid-19 protocol should be reviewed, so that ordinary citizens could be saved from unnecessary court proceedings, criminal cases pending in courts and this unprecedented situation arising due to the pandemic.In the letter, after review it was suggested to consider withdrawal of cases, accepting which the state government has decided to take this process forward.

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