EC moves SC against Madras HC observations on surge in COVID-19 cases

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New Delhi, May 1 (PTI) The Election Commission (EC) moved the Supreme Court on Saturday against some critical observations made by the Madras High Court, holding the poll panel responsible for a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Madras High Court had observed that the responsible EC officials should probably be tried on murder charges for their failure to ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols during the election process in four states ana a Union Territory.

The poll panel's appeal against the high court's refusal to entertain its petition opposing the critical remarks will be heard by a bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud on Monday.

'We have filed an appeal against the high court orders,' the counsel for the EC, Amit Sharma, told PTI. PTI MNL PKS SJK RC