Asian Games 2018: Delhi HC junks PIL against BJP MP's appointment as head of Indian contingent at Indonesia event
Delhi HC dismissed a PIL against the appointment of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh as the Chef de Mission of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Asian Games.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL against the appointment of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as the Chef de Mission (CDM) of the Indian contingent for the upcoming 18th Asian Games to be held in the twin cities of Jakarta and Palembang from 18 August to 2 September.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao said the Centre and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have already taken a decision regarding Singh's appointment.
The appointment of the BJP MP, also the president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), was opposed by Anil Chamadia who has said that Singh is one of the accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case and should not be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent at the Games.
The court after hearing the petitioner's lawyers said "bring a better case and we will consider" and dismissed the plea.
Singh was officially appointed as the CDM of the Indian contingent on 20 July.
Along with him, four Deputy Chef de Missions have also been appointed to lead the Indian contingent's participation in the 2018 edition of the Asian Games.
The four Deputy Chef de Missions are Raj Kumar Sacheti, Col Satyavrat Sheoran, Balbir Singh Kushwaha and Dev Kumar Singh.
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The court also said hospitals should learn from their experiences regarding oxygen scarcity during the prevailing pandemic and set up plants for generating the life-saving gas
The court also expressed its displeasure over the Delhi government making incorrect statement on 10 May that 250 beds in the new dedicated COVID facility in Dwarka were already operational
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However, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has informed the court that there is no consignment is pending with the customs authorities