If anyone obstructs oxygen supply, we will hang him: HC

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NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 23: An oxygen supply tanker entering at the Sir Gagnga Ram Hospital where 25 severe sick patients died in last 24 hours on April 23, 2021 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Delhi High Court said on Saturday that if any official at the central, state or local administration was obstructing in the picking up or supply of oxygen, then 'we will hang that man'.

 The observation by a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli came during hearing of a plea by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital over shortage of oxygen for seriously-ill COVID patients.

 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 added.

 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.