PIL for CBI probe into politicians procuring Remdesivir mentioned in Delhi HC
The plea questions how politicians are in a position to procure massive shares of the drugs with out having the requisite permission beneath the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, when most people was not getting it
A PIL demanding an FIR and CBI probe into claims of politicians with the ability to procure and distribute Remdesivir, used for treating COVID-19 sufferers, at the same time as others run pillar to publish to get the drugs, was mentioned earlier than the Delhi High Court on May 1.
The plea was mentioned earlier than a Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli by advocate Virag Gupta who was requested by the court docket to carry the petition on document through the day.
The plea questions how politicians are in a position to procure massive shares of the drugs with out having the requisite permission beneath the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, when most people was not getting it.
Petitioner Deepak Singh, the chairperson of Hruduya Foundation and a national-level shooter, has contended that “denying access to medicines for one’s own political gain is a crime of very serious nature, and affects coronavirus patients all over India”.
Mr. Singh has alleged in his plea, filed by way of advocate Gaurav Pathak, that politicians have been concerned in large-scale hoarding, switch and distribution of essential medicines like Remdesivir.
“Political parties, most of which are invariably headquartered in Delhi, are taking advantage of their political powers and giving patronage to the medical mafia,” the plea claimed.
Besides lodging of FIR and CBI invetsigation, the plea additionally seeks “detention of persons indulging in black-marketing of COVID-19 medicines as per the National Security Act, 1980” and “disqualification of MPs and MLAs found to be hoarding and illegally distributing COVID-19 medicines”.