The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has given notice to Facebook India Online Service Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai in the case of the sale of banned Nylon manja after taking suo motu cognizance of some incidents that occurred during Makar Sankranti as a result of banned nylon manja. Additionally, it has been mandated to submit the response by next Wednesday at 11 am. The High Court has admitted a public interest lawsuit (PIL) after seriously noting the incidents and deaths caused by nylon manja. A hearing for this case was held in front of Justices Atul Chandurkar and Vrishali Joshi.
The court was informed by the court’s friends during the hearing that some portals sell and advertise nylon manja online. As a result, the court gave notice to IndiaMart Intermesh Ltd. in Delhi and Facebook India Online Service Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai. In the order, the court noted that now Makar Sankranti is approaching. Many people use nylon manja to fly kites. In this case, if the committee meeting is held before January 11 and is presided over by the District Collector, many significant actions can be taken to address the issue. The public prosecutor was also told by the court to inform the district collector of this order.
On Thursday, 186 spools of the illegal nylon manja, valued at Rs. 1.48 lakh, were seized from three suspects by Hudkeshwar Police. Cops also seized an auto-rickshaw (MH31/FB-2056) with a value of Rs. 1.50 lakh that was being used to transport the nylon manja.