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Four held for hoarding hand sanitisers worth lakhs

By The Assam Tribune

AURANGABAD, March 21: Four persons were arrested for allegedly hoarding hand sanitisers worth over Rs 6 lakh in Maharashtra's Jalna city, police said on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, officials of Jalna police's crime branch and the Food and Drug Administration raided a shop on Old Mondha road, an official said.

The shop owners couldn't produce bills for sanitisers that were kept in the shop's storage unit, inspector Rajendrasingh Gaur said.

The police arrested four persons and registered a case against them under section 420 (cheating) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, he said.

In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the police and FDA have launched a severe crackdown against people hoarding and manufacturing uncertified hand sanitisers. - PTI

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