Migrant gathering in Bandra amid COVID-19 a one-off incident, no urgency for ad-interim relief in plea for military deployment: Bombay HC

The Judge also observed that the directions sought by the petitioners could always be passed by the Court as and when normal court work resumes.
Bandra Gathering
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The Bombay High Court recently refused to entertain an application for ad interim relief in a petition urging the Court to direct the Maharashtra Government to deploy military forces in vulnerable area so as to better contain the spread of COVID-19. (Shankar Sarvotam Pai & Ors v State of Maharashtra & Ors)

The petitioners moved the Court in this regard, in the wake the recent security breach in Bandra wherein hundreds of migrant laborers gathered outside the Bandra railway station on April 14, demanding permission to return to their native homes in violation of the lockdown.

Citing this incident, the petitioners asserted that there was urgent involved in the matter warranting the grant of ad interim reliefs.

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