Election Commission officers should be booked for murder: Madras HC

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday strongly pulled up the Election Commission of India for allowing political rallies even as the country is battling a deadly second wave of COVID-19. Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee reprimanded the Election Commission for failing to ensure COVID-19 norms were followed during rallies, remarking that Election Commission is “singularly responsible” for the second wave of COVID-19.

“Election Commission officers should be booked on murder charges probably,” Justice Sanjib Banerjee remarked. When the election commission’s counsel said that measures have been taken to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Madras High Court Chief Justice remarked: “Were you on another planet when political rallies were being held?”

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