Delhi police have arrested two people for illegal marketing and amassing necessary equipment amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and found 10 oxygen concentrators and 2,000 pulse oximeters.
Based on preliminary information, the police in Delhi set a trap on Monday, and the official approached the accused Neelansh because of the purchase of an oxygen concentrator near the Mundka metro station. The accused quoted Rs 70,000 for the oxygen concentrator and was arrested. 10 oxygen concentrators were found from his car.
During the investigation, it was revealed that the 24-year-old defendant, a resident of Palam Vihar in Dwarka, was doing automotive engineering and working from home for the company in Gurugram. His family supplies medical supplies and equipment. It procured 10 oxygen concentrators for Rs 28,000 and sold them for more than Rs 70,000.
Police also raided the shop of his associate Mohammad Danish in Chandni Chowk and found 2,000 pulse oximeters. The 31-year-old procured oximeters for 325 kuna and sold them excessively, according to the police.
The ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Delhi has led to a shortage of drugs and other equipment, which is being marketed at exorbitant rates. Delhi police are watching out for black marketing and stockpiling of essential medical supplies and are taking intelligence-based action, leading to the arrest of many people.
On Wednesday, the capital reported 13,287 new coronavirus cases and another 300 deaths, while the positivity rate dropped to 17 percent, the lowest in nearly a month, according to the health department.