Clean chit to BV Srinivas and eight others in hoarding case
"The Court told that political parties have no business to convert this pandemic into a selling point and that if these politicians were good Samaritans, they should hand over these stocks to the DGHS. Stating that the Delhi Police to conduct a proper investigation into the hoarding of medicines saying, 'It's not the way that if political figures are involved you'll not investigate'. Court has also issued notice to the Drugs Controller in connection with the plea."
The HC told the police that it was their duty to figure out when the politicians promised citizens to provide medicines, where they were acquiring it from. The matter is heard by Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh and has been adjourned to May 24, and the police have been asked to file a fresh status report.
The 'clean-chit' has been given on a preliminary investigation. Delhi police, in its affidavit, said, "they were actually helping people, the person enquired into have not charged any money for the help provided, and thus no one has been defrauded. The help has been voluntary and without discrimination."
The investigation will continue for six weeks, said the affidavit.
The leaders alleged for hoarding include - BJP leaders Gautam Gambhir, Harish Khurana, Sujay Vikhe Patil, Congress leaders BV Srinivas, Mukesh Sharma, Anil Kumar, Ali Mehndi, Ashok Bhagel and AAP MLA Dilip Pandey.
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