SC Issues Summons To Andhra Pradesh & Bihar Over Non Payment Of Ex-Gratia
Hearing a petition filed by Gaurav Bansal, a lawyer, the Supreme Court on January 18, summoned chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. Notably, the two state governments failed to provide ex-gratia to COVID-19 victims' families. "They are not above the law," said Apex Court bench headed by Justice MR Shah. The chief secretaries were asked to be present before the Apex Court at 2 pm, through video conferencing.