The Delhi High Court said on Saturday that if any official at the central, state, or local administration tried to obstruct the picking up or supply of oxygen, then “we will hang that man”.
The observation came after hearing of a plea by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital over shortage of oxygen for seriously ill COVID-19 patients taken by the bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.
The court told the Delhi government to give it one instance of who was obstructing the oxygen supply and said “we will hang that man”.
“We will not spare anyone,” the bench said.
The court told the Delhi government to inform the Centre also about such officials of the local administration so that it could take action against them.