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Delhi Police arrest businessman Navneet Kalra in oxygen concentrator hoarding case

Delhi Police arrest businessman Navneet Kalra in Air concentrator hoarding case

Kalra, the owner of multiple renowned eateries in Delhi, has been on the run since the police first raided his properties. He was arrested from his brother-in-law’s farmhouse at Gurugram.

As numerous as 524 concentrators were seized on May 7 in registered offices and restaurants owned by Kalra at Delhi’s Khan Market, Lodhi Colony and Chhattarpur places. The accused had been booked under Indian Penal Code sections of adulterous, Essential Commodities Act and Epidemic Diseases Act.

Throughout the analysis, it was found that Matrix Cellular Servicesan international SIM business, had supposedly bought over 7,000 machines in local sellers and Chinese firms and sold them in”exorbitant rates” into Covid-19 patients and their families.

The police have alleged the Kalra worked along with his friend Gagan Duggal, the owner of Matrix Cellular Services, sold the equipment. Police claimed stated the accused imported the equipment at a cost of Rs 16,000 to Rs 22,000 each and sold it for Rs 70,000.

Kalra had first moved a sessions courtroom for anticipatory bail but it was refused on May 13. Then he approached the High Court, which likewise refused to give him interim protection from arrest.

The episode of black advertising came in a time when the country’s health infrastructure is contested from the next wave of this coronavirus pandemic. India is facing a lack of medical equipment and supplies, including medicines and oxygenas the nation is enrolling an alarming amount of deaths and cases.

On Sunday, India enrolled 3,11,170 new coronavirus instances, compelling the country’s tally of infections since the pandemic began in January 2020 into 2,46,84,077. The toll climbed by 4,077 into 2,70,284.

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