UP govt apprises Allahabad HC that it will monitor ban on acid
Allahabad: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday apprised the Allahabad High Court that it will monitor the compliance of the 2014 rules whereby sale and purchase of acid in state has been banned.
Standing counsel Ramanand Pandey placed an order of the state government issued on May 11, 2016, directing all the District Magistrates and SSPs of the districts of UP to report to the government every month and ensure that there should be no sale and purchase of acid in the state.
The state government through his counsel also placed the relevant rules of 2014 which was introduced in the state after the Supreme Court directions to impose ban on sale and purchase of acid in open market all over the country.
The report was submitted by the state in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a registered association, Muhim, seeking adequate compensation to the acid attack 13 victims of district Meerut in different incidents.
The case was heard by the bench comprising chief justice Dr DY Chandrachud and Justice Yashwant Varma, who on the earlier date had asked the state government to inform the Court as to whether the rules in the state to put ban on sale of acid has been introduced or not. The Court will hear this case in first week of July, 2016.
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