The Delhi Police on Friday mentioned they performed raids at two upscale eating places in Lutyen Delhi’s Khan Market and recovered 105 oxygen concentrators. In response to the police, 96 oxygen concentrators had been recovered from Khan Chacha Restaurant and 9 had been seized from City Corridor restaurant, each located in the identical posh space.
The restoration comes days after the arrest of 4 males — Gaurav, Satish Sethi, Vikrant and Hitesh — from a restaurant-cum-bar in south Delhi’s Lodhi Colony space who had been allegedly concerned in hoarding and black advertising and marketing oxygen concentrators.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned Navneet Kalra is the proprietor of the eating places and his cell phone is switched off and he’s at present absconding.
WHO’S NAVNEET KALRA?
Navneet Kalra is a famend Delhi-based businessman, who has lavish life-style and fairly a daily face on Web page 3. On his social media platforms, Kalra has posted a number of footage with celebrities, politicians and different sports activities personalities who go to his Delhi eating places comparable to City Corridor, Mr Choy, Nege and Ju, and most famously Khan Chacha. Khan Chacha is essentially the most often visited place by widespread individuals to celebrities in Delhi for its melt-in-the mouth kebabs and different Mughlai cuisines.
Khan Chacha, which has now grow to be a sequence, was first began by Haji Banda Hasan often known as ‘Khan Chacha’ by individuals in 1972 in the identical Khan Market. Over time, when it grew Hasan’s sons Javed and Saleem joined the enterprise and expanded the eatery. Later in 2010, they did a partnership with Navneet Kalra. After some years, a fall out occurred between each companions over ‘Khan Chacha trademark’ and the matter was taken to court docket.
In response to a report in India Right this moment, Kalra claimed that Hasan and his sons had signed over the rights to the Khan Chacha model identify to him, whereas they alleged that the paperwork had been solid. Nevertheless, the ‘Khan Chacha trademark’ is at present being utilized by Kalra solely, whereas Hasan and his sons have opened a brand new eatery chain.
BLACK-MARKETTING OF OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS ALLEGEDLY BY NAVNEET KALRA
In response to Delhi Police, the recovered oxygen concentrators had been imported from China by an organization. The price of one oxygen concentrator was between Rs 16,000 to Rs 22,000. A few of them had a capability of 5 litres whereas others had been of 9 litres. The police mentioned as per all accused they had been promoting the machines at a worth vary of Rs 50,000, to 70,000. Kalra and different accused had been importing the oxygen concentrators from October final 12 months and when the demand elevated in February this 12 months, extra such machines had been imported and saved at completely different eating places, police mentioned. The accused had been promoting these machines by means of on-line portals and messages had been additionally being circulated on WhatsApp, the officer mentioned.
Matrix Mobile is without doubt one of the firms which was concerned in importing the machines. An individual named Gagan is the proprietor of the corporate and he too is being investigated, police mentioned. The corporate lately go loads of 650 concentrators, of which, 524 have been recovered, police added. “With additional seizure of 105 #OxygenConcentrator from Khan Chacha & City Corridor, 2 upscale eating places in Khan Mkt, complete 524 seized frm #blackmarketers Proprietor Navneet Kalra, additionally owns Dayal Opticals, is on run. Supervisor, Three staffers arrested by #DelhiPolice SouthDist. Additional raids on,” the Delhi Police mentioned in a tweet.
Kalra additionally owns one other restaurant the place police had performed raids and recovered oxygen concentrators on Wednesday. Earlier, the police had mentioned that Nege Ju Restaurant and Bar in central market Lodhi Colony was discovered open on Wednesday. A person was discovered engaged on a laptop computer on the restaurant who was later discovered taking on-line orders for oxygen concentrators, police had mentioned earlier.
Police had searched the restaurant premises and recovered 32 bins of oxygen concentrators, one field of thermal scanner and one other field containing N 95 masks, the officer had mentioned. A case was registered and 4 accused individuals had been arrested.
Throughout interrogation, the accused disclosed about their warehouse in Chhatarpur following which a search was performed and 387 extra models of oxygen concentrators had been recovered which had been being bought at exorbitant costs in black market. The warehouse, which was opened at a farm home, was being operated by Matrix Mobile firm, police mentioned. Invoices of those oxygen concentrators had been recovered. MRP stickers displaying a worth of Rs 69,999 per concentrator had been additionally recovered.
(with inputs from PTI)