Oxygen concentrators’ racket busted, 4 held

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Oxygen concentrators’ racket busted, 4 held

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

With the arrest of four persons, the Delhi Police has busted a racket of black marketing of oxygen concentrator machines (OCM) which is required for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. Police said that a total of 115 OCMs were recovered from the possession of the accused.

The accused have been identified as Anuj Jain (40) and his brother Anil Jain, a resident of Janakpuri, Shekhar Kumar (37), a resident of West Sagarpur area and Keshav Chaudhary, resident of Vaishali Extension.

According to Rajiv Ranjan Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Outernorth district, police received specific inputs that one Anuj Jain was selling oxygen concentrator machines on higher price and was involved in profiteering.

“Thereafter, head constable Arun Kumar was sent as a decoy customer to purchase the machine.

He found Anuj, along with Shekhar Kumar, was inside a car at Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar,” said the DCP.

“Suring interrogation, the accused Anuj agreed to sell one oxygen concentrator machine for Rs 1,10,000 and accepted Rs 5,000 as a token money, following which police apprehended both the accused persons.

 Later, Chaudhary was also arrested,” said the DCP.

“The accused persons operating a godown at Janakpuri which was found locked. The godown was searched at the instance of Anuj and his brother Anil was found present inside the locked premises with oxygen concentrators,” said the DCP.

“Anil was also arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch in 2017 for changing old currency note worth Rs 5 crore. A total of 115 oxygen concentrator, two cars and Rs 4,90,000 cash were recovered from their possession,” the DCP added.

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