The Supreme Court of India on Friday, 18 February 2022 ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to refund crores of rupees collected from anti-CAA protesters in 2019.
The Uttar Pradesh government had collected crores of rupees from the protesters of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
This direction of the Supreme Court came at a time when the Uttar Pradesh government had argued before the Supreme Court that it has withdrawn the notice issued against the protesters protesting against the CAA in the year 2019 for causing damage to public and private property. have taken.
Under this 274 notices were issued.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant ordered that the state government should return crores of rupees collected from the alleged protesters.
However, as per the order of the Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh government will be able to take action under the new law.
The court allowed the Uttar Pradesh government to take fresh action and notice under the Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Bill, 2020.
Under this new law, if protesters are found guilty of causing damage to public and private property, they can be jailed or fined up to one lakh rupees.
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