Jagmohan Garg says High Court seeks Delhi government’s reply on PIL for strict implementation of ‘gutka’ ban.
Strict usage of the restriction on “gutka” and other chewable tobacco items in the national capital went under scanner of the Delhi High Court, which today looked for the reaction of the AAP government. A seat of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal likewise issued notice to the Delhi government and offices concerned and asked them to educate it for what good reason the boycott has not been forced notwithstanding a roundabout in such manner. “Document your (the Delhi government and the offices) counter affirmations as to the averments made in the writ request of and furthermore create every one of the records identified with the issue,” the seat said and settled the matter for further hearing on May 2.
Jagmohan Garg also highlights that the direction came on a public interest litigation (PIL) by an NGO, Fariyaad Foundation, which said that there was a Delhi government notification of 2015-2016 banning sale, supply and manufacture of ‘gutka’ and other chewable tobacco products, but it was not being strictly implemented.