Three folks had been arrested in Ghaziabad on Wednesday for allegedly supplying used surgical gloves out there to make some fast cash amid a excessive demand for such protecting medical tools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, police stated. The accused have been recognized as Guddu, Azeem and Parvez, all residents of Delhi, they stated.
Based mostly on a tip-off, a raid was carried out at a manufacturing facility in Tronica Metropolis space. The accused had been washing and repacking the used surgical gloves earlier than supplying them out there, Superintendent of Police (rural) Iraj Raja stated.
They rented a plot and began the recycling unit after seeing the massive demand for gloves because of the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, he stated.
Ninety-eight gunny baggage containing used surgical gloves and 60 containing washed gloves had been seized throughout the raid on the manufacturing facility. As many as 800 packing bins, three washing machines, one dryer and a few chemical compounds had been additionally seized, Raja stated.
The accused instructed police that they purchased the used surgical gloves from hospitals for supplying them out there after recycling. A case has been filed towards the trio below related sections of the Indian Penal Code, the police stated.
Motion may also be initiated towards the plot proprietor, Jai Pal Singh, whether it is discovered that he had rented out his plot to the accused figuring out about their illegal actions, Raja stated.