Acid attack victims: SC notice to for four states for ignoring orders

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the chief secretaries of four states for not being present in court on August for a hearing on the compensation to be paid to the victims of acid attacks.

An apex court bench of Justice M.Y. Eqbal and Justice C. Nagappan issued notice as the four states – Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Mizoram – had neither filed their affidavits framing compensation schemes for acid attack victims nor were their chief secretaries present in the court as had been directed.

The apex court had on August 18, 2015, directed the state governments to fil e-affidavits stating their respective compensation schemes for acid attack victims.

The notice is returnable by September 23, the next date of hearing.