Implementation of strict rule regarding punishment for not wearing mask or spitting in public places: Madras HC
27th September 2020
On Thursday (17th September) The Madras High Court directed the State Government to strictly implement the amended rule that indicates the punishment for non-wearing of the mask, violating social distancing, and spitting in public places.
A writ petition was filed by a practicing Lawyer where the Division Bench of Justice M. M. Sundresh and Justice R. Hemalatha were hearing the case of N. Rajkumar v. The Chief Secretary to Government and others.
The high court stated that “We reiterate that the amended rule which came into being pursuant to the above said Government Order dated 04.09.2020 will have to be implemented strictly by the respondents. Due publicity will have to be given on the rule and the action that is likely to be taken.”