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EC moves SC against Madras HC observations on surge in COVID cases

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
May 01, 2021 21:01 IST
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The Election Commission moved the Supreme Court on Saturday against some critical observations made by the Madras high court, holding the poll panel responsible for a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Madras high court had observed that the responsible EC officials should probably be tried on murder charges for their failure to ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols during the election process in four states and a Union Territory.

 

The poll panel's appeal against the high court's refusal to entertain its petition opposing the critical remarks will be heard by a bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud on Monday.

"We have filed an appeal against the high court orders," said the counsel for the EC, Amit Sharma.

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