Actor Sonu Sood has been in the headlines for his philanthropic work during Covid 19 crisis. Ever since the pandemic hit the world, the actor has been working relentlessly to help poor people. However, this time Sonu is the news for a different reason. On June 16, Bombay High Court had expressed concern over people like Member of Legislative Assembly Zeeshan Siddiqui and actor Sonu Sood "acting like messiah" which could end up in the distribution of spurious COVID-19 drugs."
Reportedly, Sonu Sood has now moved to Bombay High Court seeking an intervention in the PIL pertaining to the illegal supply of COVID-19 drugs. According to a report by LiveLaw, the actor has alleged that the petitioner is trying to "destroy his philanthropic work and is trying to defame him." In his plea, the Simmba star said "he has been helping people since the beginning of the pandemic and that people started reaching out to him for help with drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab." The plea added that the actor decided to help out after empathizing with the plight of critically ill patients and their relatives who were trying hard to procure the lifesaving drugs.
Sonu also mentioned that due to "lack of coordination between the places where the medicines were available and those who needed them, he decided to be a conduit between the two, i.e. connecting bona fide needy people with the places where the aforesaid drugs were available."
As per reports, Sood filed the intervention application regarding the hoarding and alleged unauthorised distribution of antiviral drugs Remdesivir and Tocilizumab. To note, the distribution of medicines including oxygen cylinders by politicians and celebrities at a time when even the government is finding it hard to keep up with the demand had raised many eyebrows.
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