Three males, together with a 32-year-old supervisor of a personal hospital, have been arrested for allegedly stealing oxygen cylinders from the hospital and promoting it to Covid-19 sufferers in determined want of oxygen provide at a excessive value.
Officers at Rajouri Backyard police station have recovered eight oxygen cylinders from their possession and the trio used to cost Rs 28,000 to 35,000 for one oxygen cylinder.
Investigation has revealed that considered one of them owns a glass manufacturing facility and has just a few cylinders. The manufacturing facility proprietor would give the cylinder to his confederate who’s employed at Konarc hospital, Nangloi who would then refill the identical from the hospital’s inventory and promote it out to family of sufferers at exorbitant charges.
Police stated the accused have been recognized as Navratan Parik, who’s a supervisor of Konarc hospital, Mohit Kumar (28) and Sandeep Kumar (30).
“A particular workforce of West district police obtained info that one Mohit would come close to Rajdhani Faculty to ship an oxygen cylinder after placing a take care of family of a Covid affected person. Appearing on this enter, a lure was laid and Mohit was arrested when he got here to ship an oxygen cylinder in an auto-rickshaw. Mohit too revealed the names of the 2 accomplices – Parik and Sandeep and each have been arrested,” a senior police officer stated.
Parik informed police that his good friend Sandeep owns the manufacturing facility with 5 to 6 oxygen cylinders.
“Sandeep offered his oxygen cylinders to Mohit they usually approached Parik to refill the cylinders. Parik obliged by together with these cylinders too whereas refilling the cylinders of the hospital. After refilling, he returns the cylinders to his pals, who have been promoting illegally to sufferers at a excessive price,” an investigation officer stated.
An FIR has been registered in opposition to the trio at Rajouri Backyard police station.