New Delhi: Drug Controller Department of the Delhi government on Saturday informed the Delhi High Court that it had initiated proceedings against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautma Gambhir and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Praveen Kumar and Imran Hussain for unauthorised stockpiling of medicines and oxygen cylinders during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, reported ANI.
The department submitted an affidavit in a court said that the authorised dealers who sold Favipiravir Tablets and Medical Oxygen to the Gautam Gambhir Foundation have had their licenses suspended for 10 days under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945,
It added that before suspending their licenses the distributors were given adequate time to explain their decisions.
In the affidavit, it also said that action has been initiated against AAP MLA I8mran Husain for stocking oxygen even after not holding any license for the sale and purchase of medical oxygen and Covid-19 related drugs.
It said that Hussain was selling medical oxygen from his residence at Ballimaran even after not possessing any licensee to do so under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1945.
On June 3, the Delhi High Court had asked the Drug Controller Department to take action against people who were stockpiling life-saving drugs and medical oxygen.
One petitioner Deepak Singh has said that Gambhir was distributing medicine when chemists were running out of stock and submitted that there must be a strong warning against chemists and politicians.
In his petition, Deepak Singh alleged the medical mafia-politicians nexus indulging in black-marketing of Covid-19 medicines. Another application was filed by Vedansh Anand through advocate Amit Tiwari seeking inquiry against AAP MLAs for distributing oxygen cylinders.
With inputs from ANI