Delhi High Court Directs AAP MLA Imran Hussain To File Documents In Support Of His Claims On Alleged Oxygen Hoarding Case

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Directs AAP MLA Imran Hussain To File Documents In Support Of His Claims On Alleged Oxygen Hoarding Case Shreya Agarwal10 May 2021 2:12 AMShare This – xA division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court has directed AAP Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain to file documents in support of his claim, on a plea alleging hoarding and distribution of oxygen cylinders by the leader from his office at Ballimaran in New Delhi.The court had earlier directed the MLA to file his response on the matter and asked him to be personally present during the hearing. Advertisement While Hussain was present during the hearing today, and represented by his counsel Sr. Adv. Vikas Pahwa, it was pointed out by the court that in his 22-page reply “on oath”, not a single document had been filed in support of his claim that 10 cylinders were rented by him in Delhi and the oxygen was sourced from Faridabad.Adv. Amit Tiwari for the petitioner, Vedansh Anand submitted that while he had no issues to the distribution if the cylinders were not procured from the official government allocation, PWD Bolero Pick Ups were seen unloading oxygen cylinders in front of another AAP MLA’s place as well. Advertisement He said, “The oxygen is for saving lives, not securing votes.”The plea filed by one Vedansh Anand, pleaded by Adv Amit Tiwari, alleged that it was filed basis a post with pictures posted on the AAP leader’s verified Facebook handle, wherein a long queue of people could be seen waiting in line to receive oxygen cylinders from the leader’s office. In the pictures, a banner can also be seen to have been put up of the AAP leader, and the Facebook post says, “To make oxygen reach those needing it, in Delhi, Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain ‘Free Oxygen Distribution’ from his office”.Advertisement Advertisement The court has issued notice on the matter, seeking response from the Minister by tomorrow.The court after hearing the petitioner, observed that after looking at the pictures it didn’t seem that there was hoarding at the office.The plea states that, “Mr. Imran Hussain who is a(n) MLA from Ballimaran and Cabinet Minister in Govt of Delhi is hoarding the oxygen cylinder at the time when the entire Delhi is in the crisis of the supply of the oxygen.”Responding to the plea, Sr. Adv. Rahul Mehra for the Delhi Government suggested that the petitioner was free to file a complaint against the political leader – be he from any party – in order for its veracity to be established.TagsDelhi High Court Imran Hussain Oxygen Hoarding Delhi Government Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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