Kanpur police seize medical devices in bulk, arrest two.

[Edited By: Vijay]

Thursday, 6th May , 2021 08:26 am

Kanpur: The commissionerate police continued its crackdown on black marketing of life-saving medical equipment and medicines needed in treatment of Covid patients and arrested two people on Wednesday and recovered huge quantities of medical equipment from their possession.

Police conducted raids on a tip-off and arrested Ashish alias Sonu Gupta of Nath Nagar, Birhana road, and Rakesh Mehra of Gilish Bazar area and seized 250 oximeters, 98 oxygen flow-meters, 226 digital thermometers, 34 mercury thermometers, 875 Covid test cards and four oxygen masks from their possession.

DCP crime branch Salman Taj Patil said, “There were specific inputs that Ashish alias Sonu Gupta and Rakesh Mehra were selling life-saving medical equipment needed in Covid treatment at premium on prices six to seven times higher than the printed rates following which, a joint team of the crime branch and Colonelganj police station raided the hideouts of the two and made the recovery.”

Patil said that the raiding team has been rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 5,000. “We will book those arrested under relevant sections of IPC and send them to jail,” the DCP added.

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