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COVID-19: 4 lakh masks worth Rs 1 cr seized in Mumbai

COVID-19: 4 lakh masks worth Rs 1 cr seized in Mumbai
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Mumbai, Mar 25 (PTI) Acting to curb hoarding of

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,

he added.

On Monday evening, the Mumbai crime branch Unit 9 had

seized 25 lakh high-quality masks worth Rs 15 crore. PTI ZA VT

VT VT


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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