Supreme Court rejects Gautam Gambhir plea to stay legal proceedings

New Delhi: The  Apex Court rejected the petition filed by Gautam Gambhir Foundation established by cricketer-turned politician, Gautam Gambhir  urging the Court to give stay on legal action initiated by the Drug Controller of Delhi in a case related to the alleged hoarding and distribution of Covid-19 medicines.

Taking exception to the alleged stocking of Covid medicines during the pandemic, a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said that it is not acceptable for a person to hoard so many medicines of Covid when people were desperately looking for those in shops.

Gambhir who is BJP MP had knocked the doors of Apex Court seeking a stay on the trial court proceedings.

Making it clear that SC will give no relief to him, the Court said that Gambhir can approach High Court for any relief but SC will not help him in the matter. The advocate of Gambhir had to withdraw the plea.

Earlier, the drug controller had informed that Delhi High Court that the Foundation has been found guilty of hoarding large quantity of medicines without any stipulated permission.

It may be noted that Gambhir was reportedly distributing Fabiflu tablets for free to the people of his constituency. While he was giving the medicines free, the hospitals were facing shortage of the same medicines to treat Covid patients.

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