COVID-related Medical Equipment being sold at 4 times above MRP in Delhi, 1 held
New Delhi: In a raid, a medical shop owner has been arrested for allegedly selling COVID-related equipment at prices four times higher than the MRP, police said on Sunday.
As per a recent report by PTI, the accused has been identified as Sudhir Gahlot, a resident of Mohan Garden in Uttam Nagar.
The Jamia Nagar police station was informed that medical stores are selling equipment used for the treatment of COVID patients at exorbitant rates. According to a senior police officer, police were tipped off on Saturday that the owner of Advanced Medical Home Treatment was selling medical devices at four times the MRP.
Thereafter, a decoy client reached the medical store to purchase the equipment. The sales executive demanded four times higher rates than the maximum retail price of the equipment. Meanwhile, a raid was conducted and the accused was apprehended, the officer added.
During the raid, three oxygen flow meters, two water nozzles and 18 oxygen pumps were recovered from his possession, police said, adding he was previously involved in five cases of cheating.