essential items amid rising COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, police
raided a godown in the city and seized four lakh masks, valued
at Rs one crore, an official said on Wednesday.
The raid was conducted at the Shah Warehousing and
Transport Godown in suburban Mumbai, the official said.
The Vile Parle Police received information on Tuesday
night that a large quantity of face masks was stored in
the warehouse. Police reached the spot and found 200 boxes of
face masks valued at around Rs one crore, the official said.
Police registered an FIR against five people including
owner of the godown, agent and supplier at the Sahar police
station but no arrest have been made, the official said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Singhe said
legal action is being taken against the five. Hoarding of
essential items like face masks and sanitizers is an offence,
On Monday evening, the Mumbai crime branch Unit 9 had
seized 25 lakh high-quality masks worth Rs 15 crore. PTI ZA VT