The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday observed that there cannot be any restriction on the movement of people from one state to another while disposing a petition.
Petitioner Shyam Bihari Tiwari had filed a plea with a misconceived prayer that FIRs should be lodged against factory owners as they have invited labourers from outside the state without taking any proper care for their rehabilitation, shelter and stay arrangements.
The Division Bench comprised of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Vijay Kumar Shukla while considering the petition observed that there cannot be any restriction on the movement of people from one state to another.
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The Court said that if laborers have been engaged by the factory owners, no FIR possibly can be lodged just because the petitioner apprehends that their arrival could spread any kind of disease or might escalate the spread of Covid-19 in the area.
“If any difficulty is faced by the labourers with regard to dwelling, food or other medical care, it would be for the Collector, District Katni to look into their grievance,”
-the order reads.