Justice Amit Bansal, who heard the matter for two hours, reserved the order on the issue of granting interim relief to Saxena.
Singh backed his claims referring to a 2016 Patna High Court order on payment of wages to artisans and findings of a CVC inquiry into alleged disbursement of crores of rupees to ‘ghost artisans’.
Durgesh Pathak alleged Saxena had pressured his employees to exchange demonetised currency notes worth Rs 1,400 crore in 2016.
AAP leaders have alleged that Saxena as KVIC chairman got demonetised notes exchanged by pressuring employees and went on to claim that Rs 22 lakh got exchanged in the Delhi branch alone.
Now, many social activists and khadi experts are voicing it to reinstall khadi as a national icon, especially after the Central government brought an amendment to the National Flag Code.