New Delhi: A PIL has been filed within the Delhi Excessive Courtroom looking for course to the Centre to take away megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s voice from the caller tune on precautions towards coronavirus on the grounds that he himself, together with some relations, had been contaminated by the virus.
The plea, which mentioned there have been some well-known corona warriors who have been prepared to present their providers free of charge, got here up for listening to on Thursday earlier than a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh.
The bench listed it for January 18 because the petitioner’s counsel expressed incapability to look for bodily listening to.
The petition, filed by Delhi resident and social employee Rakesh, mentioned the federal government engaged Bachchan for making folks conscious of preventive measures to struggle the COVID-19 pandemic whereas the celebrity himself in addition to different members of his household couldn’t escape it.
“The federal government of India has been paying charges to Amitabh Bachchan for chanting such preventive measures on the caller ringtone”, mentioned the plea, filed by way of advocates A Okay Dubey and Pawan Kumar.
“There are some corona warriors who’ve been doing nice service to the nation and serving to poor and needy folks of their needy occasions in addition to offering them meals, material and shelter and it is vitally indispensable to say herein that some corona warriors have distributed their onerous earnings among the many poor and needy folks,” the plea mentioned.
It added that some well-known corona warriors are nonetheless prepared to present their providers with none cost and are able to serve the nation.
“Amitabh Bachchan shouldn’t be having a clear historical past in addition to he isn’t serving the nation being a social employee,” the plea alleged whereas referring to a number of issues pending towards him in varied courts.
The petitioner mentioned he made illustration to the authorities in November 2020 however no reply was given to him after which he approached the court docket together with his grievance.
“…take away the caller tune of Amitabh Bachchan of corona from the cell within the curiosity of justice,” it sought.
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