New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and Delhi government minister Imran Hussain seeking an answer for alleged hoarding of oxygen and distributing it to the public. Taking these allegations seriously, the High Court has also sought an answer from the Delhi government on this.
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli has ordered AAP MLA Hussain to appear privately during the hearing in the case on Saturday.
The bench has said that it would be necessary to see from where MLA Hussain is getting oxygen as the gurdwaras are also distributing it to the (oxygen) needy. The High Court has said that the MLAs may be bringing oxygen from Faridabad. The bench has also said that if he is not carrying oxygen from the quota allotted to Delhi and has arranged his cylinders, then you (the petitioner) may not have any problem. On this, a Facebook post referring to the distribution of oxygen by Hussain appeared on behalf of the petitioner advocate and accused him of hoarding oxygen.
On this, senior advocate Rahul Mehra on behalf of the Delhi government assured the High Court that strict action will be taken against all those found guilty of hoarding and black marketing of oxygen, medicine or medical equipment. Mehra told the bench that whoever hoarded, be it BJP leader Gautam Gambhir or ‘AAP’ MLA Imran Hussain or anyone else, strict action will be taken against them if they are found guilty in hoarding.
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir also tweeted that medicines widely used in the treatment of corona infection are available in their offices and needy people can take them from there. Gambhir also tweeted that he has arranged for oxygen concentrators and needy people can take them. A petition has been filed in the High Court demanding action against the AAP MLA for hoarding and distributing oxygen.