A man has been arrested for allegedly selling empty oxygen cylinders at exorbitant prices in Ghaziabad. Incident comes amid a shortage of the life-saving gas due to surge in Covid-19 cases. Police said as many as 638 empty cylinders have been seized from a factory in Sahibabad. Police added that the arrested accused, Sameer is a resident of Shahdara in Delhi. Police said he has confessed he was selling empty cylinders at Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000. “Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a person for black marketing oxygen cylinders. The accused has been arrested & a case has been registered against him,” said a police official. The owner of the factory, Jai Gopal Mehta of Preet Vihar Colony in Delhi is on the run. A case under Essential Commodities Act has been lodged & a hunt is on to nab the owner.
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Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested one Sameer in Ghaziabad with 638 oxygen cylinders on April 29. The accused was selling these cylinders to desperate patients in black amid shortage of medical oxygen in the country in wake of the devastating second wave of coronavirus.
Uttar Pradesh Police personnel are ensuring strict implementation of Sunday lockdown at Noida-Delhi border. Cops are checking passes of people as they commute through the border. UP government imposed complete Sunday lockdown from April 18. UP has 1,70,059 active cases of COVID-19.
The Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said that over May 16-19, the Arabian sea depression is very likely to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm”; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today that oxygen concentrator banks are being set up in every district of the national capital; Dr NK Arora, chairman of the central Covid panel said that vaccination for the 18 to 44 age group should have been deferred amid vaccine shortage. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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