Business Standard

HC condition of Rs 10 lakh deposit for exhuming baby's body uncalled for: SC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday asked an NGO to move the for waiver of condition to deposit Rs 10 lakh for exhuming body of a six-month-old baby for conducting autopsy as he was allegedly buried by the hospital authorities.

Observing that the high court should not have imposed a condition to deposit Rs 10 lakh, the bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice asked the petitioner NGO -- People for Better Treatment -- to move an application before the high court seeking waiver of the condition.

"It can move an application for the waiver of the conditions," said Misra.

Justice Chandrachud told appearing for the petitioner that the high court had some doubts about the authenticity of the PIL petitioner and if it could take action.

The had last week said that they could allow the writ petition provided the NGO made an advance deposit of Rs 10 lakh, which would be returned if it was established that the death of six-month-old baby was due to medical negligence.

The People for Better Treatment had moved the high court espousing the cause of an resident, Akshay Ghosh, who was described by as "street beggar, who can't in any way mobilise Rs 10 lakh".

The baby, Kushi Ghosh, had died in March at in allegedly due to medical negligence.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:16 IST