Delhi HC: No request made for Covid services in resort for judges


New Delhi, April 27

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said it had not made any request for creating Covid-19 facilities for its judges, staff and their families in a five-star hotel.

Taking suo motu cognisance of the news reports which said 100 rooms of Ashoka Hotel in national capital have been converted into a Covid health facility for judges of the Delhi High Court on its request, a Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said, “No communication has been made to anyone in this regard.” “We have not made any such request for taking over facilities of a five star hotel,” the Bench said and directed the Delhi Government to “take corrective steps immediately”. Later in the day, Dy CM Manish Sisodia issued directions to withdraw the order to set up the facility at Ashoka Hotel.

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