Kerala HC sought State’s response on plea seeking action against VD Satheesan for alleged violating Covid norms


The Kerala High Court sought response from the State, pertaining to the action taken on the complaint against Opposition Leader VD Satheesan, for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols.

The Division Bench comprising Justices A. Muhamed Mustaque and Kauser Edappagath delivered the order while considering a writ petition filed by N. Arun, he filed the complaint before Director General of Police in this matter.

The complaint contended, that the Congress leader Satheesan after being declared Opposition leader of Kerala State Legislative Assembly, appeared in public along with his supporters and even conducted a press meeting with a large gathering, violating COVID-19 norms.

The Petitioner apprised that till now Police has not registered the crime, and therefore he sought direction to the Police to register the crime against VD Satheesan under Section-7 of the Kerala Epidemic Disease Ordinance 2021 for commission of the cognizable offence.

The Writ Petition filed through Advocate S. Renjith, highlighted the unjust treatment given to people with position and power. However, the police proceeds against ordinary citizens with stringent measures, booking crime against them even for trivial causes.

Lastly, the plea stated that “Openly organizing huge gatherings for celebrations and receptions on his selection as opposition leader in utter disregard to the Covid Norms, militates against the concept of responsibility and restrain, which ought to have been shown by a Peoples’ representative, from whom the public expects model conduct, worthy to be emulated, in the pandemic times.”

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