The Delhi High Court Tuesday requested the police to take directions on Navneet Kalra’s plea difficult the suspension of registration of his eating places ‘Khan Chacha’ and ‘Town Hall’ in a case associated to alleged black advertising of oxygen concentrators through the second wave of COVID-19.
Kalra, arrested by Delhi Police on May 16, was granted bail on May 29.
Justice Rekha Palli questioned the authorities for not having handed a last order but in pursuance to the present trigger notices issued with regard to the 2 eating places.
“You compel people to come here. You should have passed an order by now. Ultimately, he wants to run them. If he is not entitled in law, please pass an order. What is this – you are involved in an FIR – and that is the end of it?” the choose mentioned.
The excessive court docket granted time to Delhi Police counsel to take directions and listed the matter for additional listening to on July 30.
The court docket was listening to Kalra’s plea difficult the May 11 order-cum-show trigger discover issued by the Joint Commissioner of Police (Licensing) and whereas suspending the registration certificates to run the 2 eateries in Khan Market right here, he was granted a possibility to submit his reply inside 15 days.
Senior advocate Maninder Singh, representing Kalra, mentioned he submitted the response on June 9, nevertheless, since he didn’t hear something from the authorities, he once more wrote to them on June 17 however until date they’ve neither withdrawn the suspension order nor selected the present trigger discover.
He argued that the suspension was opposite to the provisions of the Delhi Eating homes Registration Regulations because it doesn’t confer energy of suspension on the stage of issuance of a present casue discover.
“There is no provision to suspend registration certificate merely on the ground of registration of FIR,” he contended.
Delhi authorities standing counsel Santosh Tripathi sought time to take directions within the case.
In the petition, Kalra mentioned the order of suspension was issued with out first affording a possibility to indicate trigger and is punitive and unlawful.
“The order of suspension is also bad as recovery of oxygen concentrators made from the restaurant premises is no ground nor is it given as a ground for suspension of licence. The order of suspension adversely affects the business, reputation and livelihood of all employees working in the restaurant,” the plea mentioned.
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