The Top court today directed the government of Uttar Pradesh to give back crores of Indian money recovered from protestors against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019.
A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant noted that the Uttar Pradesh government will give back the full money, which is crores of rupees, recovered from those protestors against CAA
The court meanwhile, also granted the choice to the Uttar Pradesh government to take action against who comes in the framework of the present law which is in existence from 31st August 2020 and I.e Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damages to Public and Private Property Act.
The court refused to agree and invite the consents from AAG Garima Prashad that the protestors and the Uttar Pradesh government be granted to go to the claim tribunal for alternative to directing refunds.
The bench strongly noted that the proceedings started in 2019 December were deferred with rules laid down by the top court and cannot be go through.
Today’s top court order came out as an answer after the UP state government said that it has already pulled out 274 tack back notices and listings started against the protestors of CAA in 2019 for the destruction made to private and public properties.
The Supreme Court was looking at a case filed by Parwaiz Arif Titu requesting striking of orders sent to protestors by the district administration for recovering losses brought about for destroying both private and public properties at the time of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act in UP and asked the Uttar Pradesh government to answer to it.