Plea in Supreme Court Against Arrest over Poster, Rendering it Illegal


A Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court urging to direct the commissioner of the Delhi police and the director general of the UP Police to not register any FIR against people involved in putting up posters against PM Modi pertaining to his vaccination exports.

Pradeep Kumar Yadav, a Delhi-Based lawyer filed a PIL seeking Quash over 24 criminal cases lodged against people who pasted posters across NCR Questioning PM Narendra Modi over the shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country.

As per the plea most of the people arrested are daily wage workers who were hired to put up the posters saying “Modiji hamare bachhon ki vaccine videsh kyun bhej diya” claiming that the vaccination for the children are being sent to foreign lands. Till now 24 people are arrested in connection to this matter however most of them are released on bail.

The petition apprised that the police’s action is against the direction of court restricting police from registering any criminal case against the public for seeking medical help over social media.

The FIRs in the case largely relate to IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), Section 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life), Section 34 (common intention), besides provisions of other laws such as Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, Delhi Disaster Management Act, and Epidemic Act.

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