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SC concerned over alarming pollution level in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Chief Justice of and a senior lawyer today observed that they and their kin had fallen victims to the "alarming" levels of air pollution in and favoured wide coverage of the discourse on the matter in the Supreme

Usually critical of the reportage on the observations made during its hearings, the apex today had a word different on it.

"This is one case where newspapers should report as to what transpired in the during the hearing," a bench headed by Chief Justice said.

"My grandson wears mask due to pollution," the CJI said when senior advocate Harish Salve submitted that he had to take steroid for the first time a few days ago.

"My wife has asthma. My daughter has asthma and I had to take steroid first time two days back," Salve said.

"This is a serious issue. We will take up this matter on Thursday. We want positive response," the bench, also comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Adarsh Kumar Goel, said.

Salve, who is the amicus curiae in a 1985 PIL filed by environmentalist M C Mehta, termed the situation as "alarming" and sought urgent intervention of the court before it worsened further with the onset of winter.

First Published: Mon, October 05 2015. 20:22 IST