STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

‘Doing charity for ulterior reasons is not charity’: HC lashes out at Gautam Gambhir

The court made the remark after the Delhi government’s drug controller said Gambhir’s foundation was guilty of unauthorisedly stocking, distributing Fabiflu medicine to COVID-19 patients.

Published: 04th June 2021 03:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2021 07:51 AM   |  A+A-

Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  BJP parliamentarian Gautam Gambhir did a lot of charity but caused a lot of shortage of drug and inconvenience to the society, the Delhi High Court said on Thursday. 

The court made the remark after the Delhi government’s drug controller said Gambhir’s foundation was guilty of unauthorisedly stocking, distributing Fabiflu medicine to COVID-19 patients.

The high court criticized the manner in which a huge quantity of the drug was procured. Genuine patients who needed the medicine at that particular time could not get it as the bulk stock was taken away by Gambhir, it added.

“This was certainly not the way. In this pandemic, it should not be done just because people have means to do it. It should not be that I will do it for one class or for my constituency people and it should not be for popularity. Firstly, you do charity for charity. Doing charity for some other reason is no charity. We want to curb this practice and for this, we want you (drug controller) to take action,” a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said.

The drug controller told the court that action will be taken without delay against the foundation, drug dealers as also in other such cases which would be brought to its notice.

It submitted that AAP MLA Praveen Kumar has also been found guilty for similar offences under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and action will also be taken against him.

The court asked the drug controller to file status reports on further progress in these cases within six weeks and listed the matter for hearing on July 29. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp