Representation to allow commute of Mumbai Lawyers in special local trains running amid COVID-19 rejected: State tells Bombay HC

"Not a single instance has been mentioned where the absence of a lawyer has caused any hindrance in the working of any court", the Disaster Management Authority's order says.
Mumbai Local Train
Mumbai Local Train

The Bombay High Court was informed today that the State's Disaster Management Authority has dismissed representations made to ease restrictions for the commute of lawyers amid the COVID-19 pandemic and allow their travel in special local trains meant for "essential service workers."

The Court was hearing the plea seeking the inclusion of lawyers as essential services for commute in the local trains. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar is hearing the matter (Chirag Chanani and Ors. v. Union of India and Anr).

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