The Delhi High Court has issued a contempt notice to oxygen producer M / s INOX for not complying with its earlier order to supply oxygen to the Delhi government.
On 19 April, a Division Bench directed M / s INOX to honor its contract for the supply of 140 MT of oxygen to Delhi.
Yesterday, senior advocate Rahul Mehra, a lawyer for the Delhi government, told the bench that Inox had not complied with the court order. He said that Delhi was facing a severe shortage of medical oxygen, and the requirement was 700 metric tons per day.
Keeping these presentations in mind, the bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli ordered:
“As M / s INOX has not complied with our final order dated 19.04.2021, we issue notice of notice to return to M / s INOX on 22.04.2021. Notice is given through email. We Managing Director / Directs the owner. Messrs. Inox to be present in person during the hearing on the next date of hearing. “
Senior advocate Mehra also told the bench that the reason for non-compliance by INOX could be attributed to possible law and order situation if M / s INOX were to transport oxygen from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi, where INOX’s manufacturing unit situated at.
Therefore, the bench has also asked the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh to be present during the next hearing date.
The matter will be considered on 22 April.