A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud will assemble at 12:30 in the afternoon today to hear Central government's appeal against an order passed by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday mulling contempt of court action against its officers.
The Delhi High Court had directed the Central government to show cause as to why contempt of court should not be initiated for non-compliance of orders passed with respect to the supply of oxygen to the national capital.
A Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli of High Court ordered,
"We direct Central government to show cause why contempt action should not be taken for non-compliance of our order of May 1 and Supreme Court order.."
The High Court also directed the presence of Central government officers, Piyush Goyal and Sumita Dawra, on the next date of hearing.
The appeal against the same was mentioned before Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
"With regard to Supreme Court order, State officials were asked to remain present in High Court for contempt proceedings," Mehta said.
"Let the matter be placed before Justice Chandrachud and listed at an appropriate time," Justice Ramana said.
The matter is slated to be taken up at 12.30 pm.