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SC allows withdrawal of plea against the provision of Contempt of Courts Act

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court by Advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi regarding the Covid 19 test free across the country.A question was asked to the government by the Supreme Court whether they could reimburse the testing charge imposed by the private labs for the testing of Covid 19 in the country. The petition also challenged the ICMR direction regarding the setting of price for checking as Rs.4500.That is said to be unreasonable and violative of articles 14 and 21.The petition was heard by the bench consisting of J.Ashok Bhushan and Ravindra Bhat. The petition was responded By the Solicitor general Tushar Mehta who explained the lack of laboratories in the country. The petition also questioned the need for ‘legitimacy’ to conduct the tests.Solicitor general representing the Central Government told the Court that he will take instructions.