HC asks BMC to explain provisions under which fines were collected for mask violations

Updated: Sep 19 2022 3:09PM

Mumbai, Sep 19 (PTI) The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to explain under which provisions of law it had made masks mandatory and fined people for violations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar was hearing two petitions seeking refund of fines collected by the authorities from people who violated the mask rule.

The petitioners also sought a probe against former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for misappropriation of public funds to purchase COVID-19 vaccines and forcing people to get vaccinated.