HC: Politicians Have No Biz Hoarding Medicines
The Times of India Delhi|May 18, 2021
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Monday said political leaders have no business to hoard stocks of Covid-19 medicines that are already in shortage and they are expected to surrender these drugs.

The high court said since it is projected that these medicines were procured for public charity and not for political gains, these leaders are expected to surrender their stocks to the director-general of health services of Delhi government so that they can be used for the poor and needy at government hospitals.

Delhi Police submitted that politicians, including BJP MP Gautam Gambhir, who were alleged to have been hoarding Covid-19 medicines, were voluntarily helping people in getting medical aid and no one has been defrauded. But the high court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over the “vague and whitewashed inquiry” report.

“Just because some political figures are involved, you will not investigate, we will not allow this,” said a bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh, which was hearing a plea over allegations against politicians hoarding and distributing medicines, including Remdesivir, in the capital.

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