A man has been arrested for allegedly selling empty oxygen cylinders at exorbitant prices in Ghaziabad.
Incident comes amid a shortage of the life-saving gas due to surge in Covid-19 cases.
Police said as many as 638 empty cylinders have been seized from a factory in Sahibabad.
Police added that the arrested accused, Sameer is a resident of Shahdara in Delhi.
Police said he has confessed he was selling empty cylinders at Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000.
“Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a person for black marketing oxygen cylinders.
The accused has been arrested & a case has been registered against him,” said a police official.
The owner of the factory, Jai Gopal Mehta of Preet Vihar Colony in Delhi is on the run.
A case under Essential Commodities Act has been lodged & a hunt is on to nab the owner.