Ghaziabad: An attempt was made to sell oxygen cylinders on the black market at Nandagram in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Police arrested Javed and Akhil in the incident. ANI reports that police seized more than 100 oxygen cylinders from the suspects.
The case has been registered against the accused under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Infectious Diseases Control Act. Ghaziabad City Superintendent of Police Nippon Agarwal said the investigation into the incident was progressing.
Hoarding and the black market are on the rise in many parts of the country as oxygen shortages worsen. Police have seized 48 oxygen cylinders from a house in Delhi. 32 large oxygen cylinders and 16 small cylinders were found. Anil Kumar, the arrested landlord, was selling oxygen at home. The 51-year-old was selling small oxygen cylinders for Rs 12,500. The sale was the transfer of oxygen from large cylinders to smaller cylinders.
He claimed to be selling commercial oxygen but did not have any licenses. The cylinders found in this manner will be produced before the court and then distributed to the needy as per the court order.