As per the latest updates Delhi Court has directed Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) to monitor investigation in a case against certain factories that are allegedly recycling used surgical gloves for reselling them to make profits.
The court also directed for supplying of a copy of this order to the Commissioner of East Delhi Municipal Corporation as some factories in East Delhi Municipal Corporation as some factories in East Delhi are stated to be doing work which is contrary to law.
A bail plea was filed by the accused whose factory was raided by the police for allegedly using the factory premises for recycling and washing used surgical gloves. The FIR lodged against the accused for the offences under section 269, 270, 308, and 34 of the IPC, section 3 of Epidemic Diseases Act, and section 51 and 58 of the Disaster Management Act.
It was observed by Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat that in light of COVID 19, such instances assume seriousness and the same shall also be reflected in the investigation.
It was argued by the prosecutor that a raid was conducted in the factory of the accused whereby three rooms were discovered where blood stained surgical gloves were packed in plastic bags for the purpose of recycling.
It was argued that another set of bags were also found where the recycled gloves were packed for reselling in the market. It was also argued that the management failed to produce any valid license for running such a factory.
The court stated that labour, vehicles and other persons involved with the said factory shall also be examined, merely finding used gloves in the factory won’t help the investigation. It is incumbent upon the investigating agency to further link it to the consumers. After the above issues, the court released the said accused persons on bail.