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The Karnataka High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking to keep wine shops open for few hours in a day during the 21-day Coronavirus Lockdown period.
In a video conference hearing, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice BV Nagarathna expressed that there is no public interest in the present petition as there is a large section of people deprived of the basic requirement of food right now.
At this point, petitioner Dr. Vinod Kulkarni informed the Court that he would withdraw the petition and donate Rs. 10,000 to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund set up for COVID-19 aid.