Delhi HC pulls up man claiming ownership of elephant; warns him not to use, exploit court

Updated: Sep 26 2023 5:22PM

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) The Delhi High Court said on Tuesday pulled up a man who claimed ownership of an elephant, saying he just wants to do cruelty on the animal and exploit it for commercial purpose.

"You are filing contempt petition against the officials who are taking care of the elephant. Stop using us as a pawn. This is all a joke on the court. You just want to do cruelty on the animal. You want to exploit the animal for commercial purpose," a bench of justices Manmohan and Mini Pushkarna said.

Yusuf Ali had sought contempt action against some of officials of the AAP government for trying to take possession of the elephant in alleged violation of judicial orders.