Asianet News English

AAP MLA Imran Hussain accused of hoarding oxygen, Delhi High Court seeks response

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to AAP MLA Imran Hussain on a petition seeking an inquiry into alleged hoarding of oxygen cylinders and arbitrarily distributing it free of cost to Covid-19 patients.

AAP MLA Imran Hussain accused of hoarding oxygen, Delhi High Court seeks response-dnm
Author
Bengaluru, First Published May 8, 2021, 2:28 PM IST
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp

AAP MLA Imran Hussain has come under the scanner over allegations of hoarding oxygen from the allotted quota to the Union Territory for making personal profits.

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to AAP MLA Imran Hussain on a petition seeking an inquiry into alleged hoarding of oxygen cylinders and arbitrarily distributing it free of cost to Covid-19 patients.

A Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli also ordered Hussain to be present in court during the hearing on Monday.

The court was hearing the application by Vedansh Sharma alleging that Hussain was hoarding oxygen cylinders at a time when the entire city was in the midst of crisis due to the short supply of the life-saving gas.

The plea said such distribution of oxygen was illegal and unlawful and sought directions to stop the "unauthorized/ unlawful/ non-judicious/ arbitrary distribution of oxygen cylinders by the AAP sitting MLA and cabinet minister of Delhi government, Imran Hussain in order to ensure judicious and uninterrupted supply of the oxygen to the needy people".

The court order came after the petitioner’s counsel showed a Facebook post referring to the distribution of oxygen by Hussain and contended that there is hoarding at the back. The court then asked the AAP MLA to respond to the claim of distributing oxygen to the public for Covid-19 patients.

“Let us first find out where is he [Mr. Hussain] procuring it from. Supposing he is not getting it from refillers in Delhi. Supposing he is getting from Faridabad or some other place and he is giving it to some people in his constituency. Then you can’t have any grievance, since he is augmenting supplies in Delhi,” the High Court observed.

“The gurudrawas are doing it,” the High Court added.

“Look at the pictures [Facebook post]. It is not as if there is a hoarder. There are people standing in line with their cylinders and with their mask on,” the High Court observed.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government counsel assured the court that whether it is BJP leader Gautam Gambhir or AAP MLA Imran Hussain, strictest possible action will be taken if any violation is found out.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

Follow Us:
Download App:
  • android
  • ios