The petition has been filed by Advocate Vishal Tiwari arguing that the criminal organizations may cause a threat to the public health and safety by circulating the fake and counterfeit vaccines for COVID-19.
While hearing a PIL, a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan had also asked the Center what steps have been taken on the issue brought to the notice of the government in September this year
Petitioner asserts that it is a serious matter of concern to both democracy and rule of law because 43% of MPs have criminal cases against them. In turn, it causes irreversible harm to a noble profession, the public interest.
The apex court has pulled up the centre for only issuing an advisory on the use of disinfectants and UV rays on humans. It has directed the government to come up with directions to ban/regulate their use.
“The Company (Devas) fraudulently raised foreign investment of Rs 579 crore and subsequently illegally transferred 85% of the investment out of India to its subsidiary in USA in the guise of investment and services fees etc,” the ED investigation revealed.