Haryana Police has launched helpline numbers where people can share any sort of information related to black marketing of oxygen cylinders, remdesivir injections and other life-saving drugs.

          Giving this information here today, Director General of Police (DGP) Sh. Manoj Yadava said that citizens, who have any information about black marketing of oxygen cylinders and other life saving drugs can contact at mobile number 7087089947 and toll-free number 1800-180-1314 for quick action by police.

          Amid rising cases of coronavirus, the move is aimed at effectively stopping black marketing of oxygen cylinders and drugs used in the treatment of Covid-19.

          “If anyone receives any such information, he can immediately make a complaint to police stating the name and number of the person indulge in black marketing. Strict action would be taken as per law against the persons found involved in such heinous crime during the prevailing Covid situation. The identity of the informer will be kept confidential.

          Giving details of recent crackdown on such offenders, a spokesperson informed that Police and CM flying squad teams in Gurugram has arrested four persons who wanted to sell nine oxygen cylinders for Rs 90,000 each against the market value of Rs 12000 per cylinder.

          In another case, Police in Sonipat has arrested manager of M/s Shri Ganesh Air products Pvt Ltd on the charges of selling oxygen cylinders at exorbitant rates in the wake of growing demand of oxygen cylinders for treatment of covid-19 patients. Arrested accused Kashish disclosed that his company deals in oxygen cylinders for industrial use but after recent rise in demand of oxygen cylinders for medical use, he started selling the oxygen cylinders to Covid patients at high rates to make quick buck. More than 170 oxygen cylinders have been recovered by the team during the raid and the DC Sonipat has initiated the process of requisition of these cylinders in public interest.


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