UP: Yogi government decides to withdraw three lakh cases of Kovid protocol violation

Amar Ujala Bureau, Lucknow

Published by: Prachi Priyam
Updated to Tuesday, 26 October 2021 09:23 PM IST


The government allowed public prosecutors to file a case withdrawal application. The Minister of Justice said on the occasion that ordinary citizens would get a big boost from unnecessary court actions.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath.
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The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to withdraw more than three lakh cases registered in connection with Kovid protocol and lockdown violations during the corona epidemic. The sitting, however, is not withdrawing cases registered against former MPs, MLAs and members of the legislature. Law and Justice Minister Brajesh Pathak said the decision by the Yogi government would bring great relief to the common man from unnecessary court proceedings and criminal proceedings.

The Minister of Law and Justice recently announced that it was withdrawing cases registered under the Kovid Protocol violation. Principal Secretary Justice Pramod Kumar Srivastava on Tuesday issued detailed guidelines in this regard. The government has received information from the Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order and the Additional Director General of Prosecutions.

It is learned that over three lakh cases have been registered in the entire state in connection with the Disaster Management Act-2005, the Epidemiology Act-1897 and sections -188, 269,270, 271 of the Indian Penal Code and other less serious offenses. The government has given permission to withdraw these three lakh cases where chargesheets have been filed in the court.

Under this, the public prosecutor was allowed to submit an application to the court to withdraw the cases registered in the entire state in connection with the imposition of punishment and fine up to two years. The Principal Secretary Justice directed the Magistrates of all the districts in the State to take necessary action in accordance with the provisions of Section-321 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).



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