False compensation claims for COVID-19 deaths unethical; Supreme Court allows Central govt to scrutinise 5% claims in 4 States

The Supreme Court said that nobody can be permitted to misuse ex gratia compensation as it is against morality and is unethical.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that filing of false claims for ex-gratia compensation for COVID-19 deaths is a punishable offence under Section 52 of the Disaster Management Act besides being against morality and ethics [Gaurav Kumar Bansal v. Union of India].

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