Delhi Man Arrested For Selling Oxygen Concentrators Meant For The Needy.
A 47-year-old businessman was arrested here for allegedly selling oxygen concentrators, originally intended for distribution to the needy, for 1 lakh rupees each, police said Wednesday.
The defendant, Harminder Singh of Tilak Nagar, was arrested near the Radisson Hotel, Paschim Vihar, on the outskirts of Delhi on Tuesday, they said.
Six oxygen concentrators and the same number of stabilizers were seized, police added.
According to the information received, a trap was set near the hotel to catch Harminder Singh on Tuesday afternoon, said Deputy Police Commissioner (exterior) Parvinder Singh.
“When Harminder Singh arrived at the scene, Police Chief Om Prakash approached his vehicle posing as a customer and agreed to supply an oxygen concentrator for 100,000 rupees and paid him a token amount,” he said.
Six oxygen concentrators made in China, along with six voltage stabilizers, were found in his car, the DCP said.
A case was registered and Harminder Singh was arrested, he added.
During questioning, Singh said he had friends in China who sent him 22 oxygen concentrators to distribute to people in need, DCP said.
“He distributed 16 oxygen concentrators to various organizations, but to make up for the losses incurred in his own business, he planned to sell the remaining six at Rs 1 lakh each,” the official said.
Singh’s contacts told police they had sent oxygen concentrators to help those in need, he added.
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