The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the drug controller to investigate the issue of politicians buying COVID-19 medicines and observed that while former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir must have distributed the drugs with a good intention, the gesture was not right on his part.
The court also ordered the similar probe against AAP MLAs Priti Tomar and Praveen Kumar.
Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said that the Drug Controller should find out that how Gambhir was able to procure over 2,000 strips of Fabiflu, which is still in shortage.
“Mr Gautam Gambhir must have done it with best of intentions. We are not doubting his intentions. He has been a national player of our country. Our question is whether it is a responsible behaviour when you the medicine is in short supply.
“We are not doubting his intentions but the way he has gone about it, he has actually done a disservice, unintentionally may be. This was not the way that you buy from the market so many strips, certainly not,” the bench said.
The bench was following the status report filed by Delhi Police which stated that Gambhir had purchased 2,628 strips of Fabiflu on the prescription of Dr Manish of Sanjay Garg Hospital.