Entertained you greater than vital: HC to petitioner demanding probe into ‘threats’ to Adar Poonawalla

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The Bombay High Court on Friday disposed of a plea filed by a lawyer looking for an FIR and a probe into alleged threats to Adar Poonawalla, saying it had “entertained” the “petition for more than necessary”, following the state authorities’s submission that it’ll present the required safety to the SII CEO as and when he lands in India.

“We do not know if the person for whom you are seeking protection is aware of this petition or not. You are asking this for credits? We cannot go on passing directions behind the back of such a person. We have entertained your petition for more than necessary,” the division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice NJ Jamadar informed the petitioner.

The court docket was listening to a plea filed by Datta Shrirang Mane, via advocate Pradeep Havnur, looking for instructions to the state’s director-general of police and the Pune Police Commissioner to register an FIR and probe alleged threats issued to Poonawalla by “certain politicians” demanding extra provide of Covishield vaccine.

The petitioner additionally sought Z+ safety cowl for the Serum Institute of India (SII) chief govt officer by referring to information studies that said that he had left for the United Kingdom in April attributable to “fear and constant pressure” from chief ministers of states and sure “big persons”.

Representing the state authorities, Chief Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare submitted that as and when Poonawalla lands in India, he will probably be supplied with sufficient safety if required by him, “as per the threat perception, if any”.

In view of the state authorities’s assertion, the bench famous, “We are of the view that the petition does not deserve to be entertained any further. Petition stands disposed of.”


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