HC moots dedicated court special PP to prosecute Remdesivir black marketeers

  • | Wednesday | 5th May, 2021

HC moots dedicated court special PP to prosecute Remdesivir black-marketeersStaff Reporter :NAGPUR bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday mooted a dedicated court to prosecute those indulging in black-marketing of Remdesivir and also a special public prosecutor to ensure conviction of such unscrupulous persons playing with lives of hapless covid-19 patients. Since charges slapped against them are triable before JMFC and some before Chief Judicial Magistrate the HC mooted designating a special court of CJM rank judicial officer or if some of the charges are to be tried by Sessions Court then before a designated Sessions Court. “We would like to appoint a special public prosecutor to ensure that such offenders are punished” the HC observed. The High Court had directed swift prosecution and proper investigation to ensure conviction of such undesirable and greedy persons of 32 persons including a doctor staffers of hospitals and a medical representative. Further the accused must also be booked under Bombay Drugs Control Act 1959 if the accused is having licence to sell the medicine and involved in black marketing and also under Prevention of Black marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act 1980 and also under Disaster Management Act.

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