A writ petition was filed on Wednesday (May 5) in the Bombay High Court asking for Z plus security for Serum Institute of India(SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla and his family, according to a report published by ANI.
The petitioner sought that Poonawalla should be given Z plus security for himself and his family. He also asked that Poonawalla's assets be protected while keeping in mind the threats made to Poonawalla as per media reports.
The plea urged the court to order the Maharashtra government and Pune Police Commissioner to file an FIR regarding the same based on the petitioner's complaint, which he has already submitted.
Petitioner also asked that while order on his petition is awaited, Poonawalla and his family should be given ample police protection, and there should be police deployment at Serum institute and other properties of Poonawalla.
On Saturday, May 1, in an interview to The Times, Poonawalla had complained of receiving threats from politicians and "powerful men" demanding quick delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine that his firm has been producing.
Later in the night of May 1, Poonwalla tweeted, "Had an excellent meeting with all our partners & stakeholders in the U.K. Meanwhile, pleased to state that COVISHIELD's production is in full swing in Pune. I look forward to reviewing operations upon my return in a few days."
SII has received total orders of 26 crore doses, out of which 15 crores has been delivered so far.
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