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Delhi High Court asked: Does Gautam Gambhir have a license to deal drugs? 

New Delhi| The Delhi High Court, while hearing a petition filed on the status of Kovid, targeted the cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and asked if he had a license to deal with Kovid-19 drugs. The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli asked, “Are these not prescription drugs? How can one buy in large quantities? Do they have a license to deal with these drugs?”

Rahul Mehra, representing the Delhi government, told the court that this statement by Delhi MP Gambhir was “extremely irresponsible”. When Gautam Gambhir’s office was contacted, he did not respond to the court’s remarks.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the black marketing of medical oxygen in the national capital while hearing a petition related to lack of oxygen and treatment of Kovid patients.

The court said that people were forced to buy oxygen cylinders in the black market for lakhs of rupees, while its original cost is only a few hundred rupees. The court said that those involved in the black marketing of oxygen should be taken into police custody.

The High Court said during the hearing that if the Delhi government is unable to manage the oxygen cylinders, it should tell the court about the purchase. The court will ask the central government to take over the management of oxygen.

The court on Tuesday issued a contempt notice to the five oxygen refillers who were absent during the hearing. Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev informed the court that he has requested all the oxygen refillers to furnish details of the tankers supplying oxygen to Delhi, after which a quota of oxygen will be allocated for three days.

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