Supreme Court judgment providing protection to Good Samaritans

In Writ Petition (Civil) 235 of 2012 SaveLIFE Foundation v. Union of India, the Apex Court passed its judgment (AIR 2016 SC 1617) by incorporating the guidelines for the protection of Good Samaritans and Standard Operating Procedures for the examination of Good Samaritans by the Police and during trial, and by invoking Article 141 and 142 of the Constitution of India, it made the said guidelines and SOPs binding throughout the territory of India thereby giving them the “force of law”.