New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was on Monday slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 by the Supreme Court for not disclosing names of officials, accused by him of not cooperating with the AAP government in containing the menace of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital. “When people are dying in Delhi, you don’t need 24 hours to file an affidavit,” the apex court said as it lashed out at Jain’s counsel who had sought time till tomorrow to file the affidavit containing these names.
“Why have you not given the names and evidences on affidavit? You have made very serious allegations against them. You deposit Rs 25,000 by today as cost for not filing the affidavit with legal service authority,” a bench of Justices M B Lokur and D Y Chandrachud said and listed the matter for Tuesday.–PTI