Justice DY Chandrachud led bench of #SupremeCourt to hear a plea by the father of Manipuri activist Erendro Leichombam, who was booked under the National Security Act (#NSA) for a @Facebook post on the state BJP chief’s death from #Covid19, challenging his son's detention order
The plea states that the detention of the activist is a reprisal for his criticism against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for advocating cow-dung and cow-urine as cures for COVID
@BJP4India #covid19
Advocate Shadan Farasat appears for the Petitioner.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta Appears for the Government
SG Tushar Mehta seeks time.
Justice Chandrachud: Let him be released. We are passing the order. The continued detention of the petitioner would violate the right under Article 21. #SupremeCourt
Justice Chandrachud: Let him (journalist Erendro Leichombam) be released on bail bond of Rs. 1,000 and before 5 pm today

Let this order be communicated to Central Jail Sajeeva
Supreme Court orders for the release of journalist Erendro Leichombam today before 5 PM.

#SupremeCourt #Manipur

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