EC should be booked on murder charges for negligence: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court came down heavily on the Election Commission of India on Monday for allowing political rallies during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
A visibly upset Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee told the Election Commission's counsel “Your institution is singularly responsible for the second wave of COVID-19”. The Chief Justice went to the extent of orally saying “Your officers should be booked on murder charges probably.”
The Chief Justice observed that the Commission had failed to enforce COVID norms regarding wearing of facemasks, use of sanitizers and maintaining social distancing during election campaigning, despite court orders. “Were you on another planet when the election rallies were held?,” Chief Justice asked the ECI counsel.
The Cour