As Covid cases spike in Maharashtra jails, HC on its own initiates PIL
Saturday, 17 April 2021 The Bombay high court on Friday initiated a suo motu (on its own motion) public interest litigation in a bid to address concerns over “alarming” rise in Covid-19 cases between April and March this year in prisons across Maharashtra, and sought details on all cases inside jails.
Maharashtra reported 67,123 fresh COVID cases, 56,783 discharges, and 419 deaths on April 17. While Maharashtra's capital reported 8,834 new COVID-19 cases, 6,617 discharges and 52 deaths in last 24 hours. On the other side, Karnataka today registered 17,489 new positive cases, 5,565 discharges and...
Catching up to Maharashtra in becoming the worst-affected state by COVID-19, Karnataka on April 30 reported 48,296 cases, its highest daily case figure. 217 people died in the last 24 hours, taking the..