Navneet Kalra told the court in the black marketing case of oxygen concentrator – I did not intend to cheat


Businessman Navneet Kalra, an accused arrested in the black marketing of an oxygen concentrator, told a court on Friday that he had no intention of cheating people and could not be detained before trial. During the recent raids, 524 oxygen concentrators were recovered from Khan Chacha, Town Hall and Nege & Zoo Restaurants. Kalra is in judicial custody till June 3.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg was hearing the bail plea of ​​Navneet Kalra. Kalra was arrested on 17 May for black marketing of oxygen concentrator and selling it at arbitrary prices.

Kalra told the court through senior advocate Vikas Pahwa that I had no criminal motive to cheat anyone. The government has benefited from the sale of concentrators, they have received GST. I paid income tax.


The lawyer said that the procurement receipt and oxygen concentrator are with the police. Nothing else has been recovered from me. I cannot be detained before trial. The lawyer said his client traded oxygen concentrators at a lower price than the online portal and sold them to help families and friends.

The lawyer also requested for bail on the ground that the five co-accused in the case had already been granted bail. He also denied the allegations of hoarding and black marketing of the contractors.

On the allegations that the contractor was not of quality, he said that these contractors were not inferior. If these contractors were of inferior quality then why did the Delhi Police give them at Kovid-19 centers. It is clear that it is a case of making someone a scapegoat.

Pahwa said that Bollywood actor Salman Khan also purchased similar oxygen concentrators. The lawyer said that my client sold hundreds of contractors and they also got thousands of messages of thanks. The court will now hear the arguments of Additional Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava on Saturday.



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