By LE Desk

New Delhi, May 13: The Delhi High Court has been informed by a law student that a huge cache of medicines, having stamps which show they were meant for Delhi government hospitals, was dumped near the Ahinsa Sthal — a Jain Temple — on Delhi’s Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.

The high court directed the police to immediately seize the cache of medicines before people who come across it take the drugs and start using them. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli also directed lodging of a case in connection with dumping of the medicines and to start the investigation, news agency PTI reported.

The bench directed that a status report regarding steps taken be placed before it on the next date of hearing on May 19.

The dumping of the medicines was brought to the attention of the bench by a law student during the hearing of several pleas on various COVID-related issues, like lack of beds and medicines and blackmarketing of equipment, which are plaguing the national capital.

The law student, Sagar Mehlawat, told the bench that some of the medicines were expired, while others were well within their expiry dates and good to be used.

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