Haryana Police tightens noose around black marketers of oxygen, life-saving drugs


In wake of black marketing of essential Covid resources like oxygen and life-saving drugs, the Haryana police department has come up with a strategy to take stern action against those involved in the trade.

Haryana Police, in the past 18 days, has arrested 67 persons for the black marketing of oxygen, oxygen cylinders and remdesivir injections.

“A total of 13 FIRs have been registered in connection with the black marketing of oxygen and oxygen cylinders in 7 different districts of Haryana and 19 accused have been arrested in these cases which have led to the recovery of 409 oxygen cylinders. Similarly, 48 accused have been arrested who engaged in black marketing remdesivir vials by lodging 20 FIRs against them in 11 different districts after the recovery of 130 vials from their possession,” said Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Manoj Yadava on Wednesday.

He informed that police teams conducted raids in different districts following inputs on helpline numbers and arrested those indulging in the black marketing of oxygen and remdesivir which in higher demand due to the Covid surge.

People can inform the Haryana Police about instances of black marketing oxygen cylinders and remdesivir by calling on the mobile number 7087089947 or the toll-free number 1800-180-1314, he added.