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Delhi HC Issues Notice To The Union Of India And Government Of NCT of Delhi

Lawstreet Journal 12 May 2021 10:22pm

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A division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli issued notice in a public interest litigation seeking directions on the Delhi Government to issue a notification regarding covid medicines and medical equipments including oxygen cylinders and concentrators under Sec. 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 in order to curb instances of hoarding. 

The plea also prays for setting up of fast-track special court for dealing exclusively with cases of black marketing and hoarding of such equipments and medicines.

It highlights the recent incidents of hoarding and medical equipments seized by the Delhi Police wherein people without trade licences and authority under law are indulging in malpractices of hoarding. 

Further the plea reads, “As the entire nation is battling with a pandemic which has created a warlike situation it is imperative to beseech the indulgence of this Hon'ble Court for timely direction to the respondents for taking appropriate action so that guilty persons involved in black marketing and hoarding do not go scot free.”

It also highlights a recent incident wherein 520 oxygen concentrators were seized by the Delhi Police last week in which the alleged primary accused, Navneet Kalra is absconding.

It is pertinent to note that a Delhi Court refused to grant stay on coercive action against businessman Navneet Kalra in the anticipatory bail application moved by him in connection with the recovery and seizure of Oxygen Concentrators by the Delhi Police last week. 

Furthermore, the petition also seeks appointment of a special designated court to deal with offences under "Essential Commodities… Continue Reading...

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