The Central government sought time from Supreme Court to file a suitable reply in the plea seeking Rs 4 lakh relief or other amount. The Solicitor General said the proposal was being considered for Covid-19 deceased. Most death certificates don't specify Covid-19 as cause for death, the plea had said.
The Supreme Court was told that the Central government had not come up with a solution on providing rations to migrant workers who did not have ration cards. The case is from 2020 when migrant labourers were forced to walk to their villages after the nationwide lockdown without any rations.
A Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan heard senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi counter the CBI for Reddy, saying the blame for the agency’s inefficiency to complete a trial within time could not be put on him.
The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice R. Subhash Reddy said that it will consider Eswaraiah’s request to set aside the HC’s order considering that it has made serious observations against him without issuing notice or hearing him.
A three-Judge Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah had heard the plea filed seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against comic artist Rachita Taneja for her tweets against the Apex Court of India.