Centre issues notification for protection of Good Samaritans

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New Delhi, April 22: The government on Friday issued a notification for the protection of Good Samaritans in the wake of the Supreme Court (SC) direction on helping accident victims.

The Supreme Court had directed all the states to follow the Centre's guidelines that encouraged witnesses in road accidents to report to police and also help survivors with medical treatment.

Centre issues notification for protection of Good Samaritans

The apex court also directed the Centre to publish its guidelines notified last year to ensure that all those who help accident victims/survivors were not harassed by the police.

"In this regard, notification for protection of Good Samaritan issued by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is available at http://www.morth.nic.in/showfile.asp?lid=1709 and Standard Operating Procedure (SoPs) for the examination of Good Samaritans by the police or during trial is available at http://www.morth.nic.in/showfile.asp?lid=02," read a ministry of home affairs statement.

IANS

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