“Since April 23, a complete of 33 FIRs have been registered whereas 409 oxygen cylinders and 130 vials of Remdesivir had been recovered from the arrested accused,” the DGP stated. (Representative picture)
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Police has over a fortnight arrested 67 folks from throughout the state for alleged black marketing of oxygen cylinders and anti-viral Remdesivir injections, a high official stated on Wednesday.
Director General of Police Manoj Yadava additionally stated police groups have performed raids in completely different districts following inputs on helpline numbers and arrested these indulging in black-marketing of oxygen and Remdesivir which is in excessive demand for the therapy of the coronavirus.
“Since April 23, a complete of 33 FIRs have been registered whereas 409 oxygen cylinders and 130 vials of Remdesivir had been recovered from the arrested accused,” the DGP stated.
“As the demand for oxygen and life-saving medication had gone up after surge in Covid-19 circumstances, some unscrupulous folks with an intention to make a fast buck began promoting oxygen cylinders and medicines at inflated costs,” he stated.
In these arduous occasions, police groups had been working tirelessly to cease the black-marketing of oxygen cylinders and medicines, the DGP stated in a press release.
“People can inform the police about black-marketing of oxygen cylinders and Remdesivir by dialling 7087089947 and toll-free quantity 1800-180-1314,” he added.