SC adjourns the plea seeking for interventions in spread of COVID 19 in Zoos.
The Supreme court adjourned a plea regarding concerns about the spread of COVID 19 infection in animals in a zoological park and failure on the part of the central zoo authority to notify the centre of the absence of their inclusion in the list of “ essential services ”.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA BOBDE heard the matter and, while adjourning it to be listed after four weeks, stated that the case may lay down the rules for the future.
The CJI therefore stated that, “This case may lay down the rules for the future . Your matter will be heard. We’ll list your case after 4 weeks , and you come and make your submissions.
Today, Dogra placed the rejoinder before the court after a reply has been filed by the centre. Solicitor - General Tushar Mehta objected to the language used in the rejoinder, informing the court that there were insinuations if there was collusion with the authorities penned in it. To this CJI BOBDE stated, “ Maybe these persons are very passionate about wildlife”. The SG Responded, “ The government is passionate however, the death of the tiger was due to intestinal infection and not COVID 19”.