67 held across Haryana for black-marketing of oxygen, COVID drug
Chandigarh, May 12, 2021: Haryana Police, in the past 18 days, has arrested 67 persons for blackmarketing of oxygen, oxygen cylinders and Remdesivir injections across the state. Since April 23, a total of 33 FIRs were registered while 409 oxygen cylinders and 130 vials of Remdesivir were recovered from the arrested accused.
Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Manoj Yadava on Wednesday said that police teams have conducted raids in different districts following inputs on helpline numbers and arrested those indulging in black-marketing of oxygen and Remdesivir which is in high demand for treatment of coronavirus.
As the demand for oxygen and lifesaving drugs has gone up after the massive outbreak of Covid, many unlawful people with an intention to make a quick buck have started selling oxygen cylinders and medicines at inflated prices.
“A total of 13 FIRs have been registered in connection with black-marketing of oxygen and oxygen cylinders in 7 different districts of Haryana and 19 accused persons have been arrested in these cases which led to the recovery of 409 oxygen cylinders. Similarly, 48 accused have been arrested who engaged in black-marketing of Remdesivir vials by lodging 20 FIRs against them in 11 different districts after the recovery of 130 vials from their possession”, he added.
In these hard times, police teams were working tirelessly to stop the black-marketing of oxygen cylinders and drugs. People can inform the police on black-marketing of Oxygen cylinders and Remdesivir by dialing mobile number 7087089947 and toll-free number 1800-180-1314, he added.