Coronavirus: Trader arrested for selling fake N-95 masks, goods worth Rs 29 lakh seized

First Published 30, Jul 2020, 10:50 AM

Assistant Police Inspector, Mumbai crime branch (Unit III) Nitin Patil said they received a tip-off that Momin, who runs a textile business in Bhiwandi, had been selling low-quality masks to a godown in Lower Parel.

<p>A 42-year-old was arrested in Mumbai on Wednesday (July 29) for selling low-quality face masks as N95 ones.<br />
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A 42-year-old was arrested in Mumbai on Wednesday (July 29) for selling low-quality face masks as N95 ones.
 

<p>The Mumbai Crime Branch seized masks worth Rs 29 lakh from Safdar Momin. Assistant Police Inspector, Mumbai crime branch (Unit III) Nitin Patil said they received a tip-off that Momin, who runs a textile business in Bhiwandi, had been selling low-quality masks to a godown in Lower Parel.</p>

The Mumbai Crime Branch seized masks worth Rs 29 lakh from Safdar Momin. Assistant Police Inspector, Mumbai crime branch (Unit III) Nitin Patil said they received a tip-off that Momin, who runs a textile business in Bhiwandi, had been selling low-quality masks to a godown in Lower Parel.

<p>The accused had claimed that the masks had been produced by Venus company – the company produces high-quality masks that are used by hospitals.<br />
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The accused had claimed that the masks had been produced by Venus company – the company produces high-quality masks that are used by hospitals.
 

<p>Based on the tip-off, police arrested Momin and seized 10,000 face masks, with logos of the Venus company, from a tempo.<br />
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Based on the tip-off, police arrested Momin and seized 10,000 face masks, with logos of the Venus company, from a tempo.
 

<p>“During interrogation, we have found a few more leads and there might be more arrests in the case soon. Providing low-quality masks in the name of N95 masks can put those in the medical sector at risk,” Patil said.</p>

“During interrogation, we have found a few more leads and there might be more arrests in the case soon. Providing low-quality masks in the name of N95 masks can put those in the medical sector at risk,” Patil said.

<p>N95 masks are personal protective equipment that protects the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face.</p>

N95 masks are personal protective equipment that protects the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face.

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