Gang nabbed attempting to promote oxygen cylinder for Rs 90,000 in Gurugram

Sanjay Yadav
Gurugram, April 23

Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 and an acute medical oxygen shortage across the country, the CM flying squad on Friday busted a gang of black marketers of oxygen cylinders and nabbed four accused.

The team recovered nine oxygen cylinders from their possession which they wanted to sell for Rs 90,000 per cylinder while the market value of one of Rs 12,000.

The CM flying squad got secret information about the black marketer gang of oxygen cylinders and a special team was formed with drug controller and police of Sector 40 police station.

The team arranged a decoy customer who contacted the gang members.

The members called him in Sector 38 and they finalised the deal of 48 kg cylinder in Rs 90,000. At the decided spot when the decoy customer reached with the team, they asked them to take cylinder from Brezza car and the team nabbed two people.

The accused revealed that their gang leader identified as Bhupender Yadav is present in flat 101 in Awas society in Sector 39.

A raid was conducted and the gang leader along with his one associate was nabbed from the flat. The four accused were arrested and nine oxygen cylinders were recovered.

The arrested accused are identified as Bhupender Yadav, resident of village Kishanpura in district Jind, Rajesh, resident of Patikara village in district Mahendergarh, Satyam of Bihar and Dharmender Punia of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.

“The gang leader, Bhupender Yadav, revealed that he runs his healthcare solution business but started black marketing of oxygen cylinder in this crucial time. They brought 10 cylinders and sold one in Rs 70,000 yesterday. We have recovered nine oxygen cylinders and Brezza car from their possession and are questioning them. An FIR has been registered against all four at Sector 40 police station,” said Preet Pal Singh Sangwan, ACP, Crime.

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