The Maharashtra authorities on Tuesday issued an order detailing the course of for the withdrawal of circumstances filed for defying official orders all by way of the coronavirus pandemic.
completely different than the issues the place authorities officers or frontline workers had been assaulted or harm to property exceeded Rs 50,000, all circumstances registered beneath IPC part 188 (defying lawfully promulgated order of public servant) may presumably be withdrawn, mentioned a authorities decision (GR).
the various was taken as these going by way of such circumstances, usually filed for allegedly violating numerous pandemic-associated norms, had been going by way of hardship, it mentioned.
Such offences beneath part 188 of the IPC ought to be both alone or filed collectively with the Pandemic Act, disaster administration Act or sure sections of Maharashtra Police Act, the GR mentioned.
Such circumstances mustn’t relate to assaults on authorities or frontline workers and harm to private or authorities property exceeding Rs 50,000.
There may presumably be committees in every district and police commissionerate to look at the circumstances and suggest withdrawal.
The circumstances ought to have been registered between March 21, 2020, to March 31, 2022.
circumstances filed in direction of sitting and former legislators can not be withdrawn with out due permission from the extreme court docket, the GR mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)
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