Businessman Navneet Kalra on Monday moved Delhi’s Saket court for anticipatory bail, in connection with the seizure of oxygen concentrators from his restaurants by the Delhi Police
On May 7, the Delhi Police busted oxygen concentrators’ black-marketing racket during a raid and recovered 105 concentrators from two upscale restaurants in the Khan Market. The two restaurants namely Khan Chacha and Town Hall are owned by Navneet Kalra, who is allegedly on run, while the manager and three staffers have been arrested so far, the police said.
“With the further seizure of 105 oxygen concentrators from two upscale restaurants in Khan Market namely Khan Chacha and Town Hall, a total of 524 oxygen concentrators were seized from black marketers. Owner Navneet Kalra, who also owns Dayal Opticals, is on run. The manager and three staffers were arrested. Further raids on,” Delhi Police had tweeted.
With further seizure of 105 #OxygenConcentrator from Khan Chacha & Town Hall, 2 upscale restaurants in Khan Mkt, total 524 seized frm #blackmarketers Owner Navneet Kalra, also owns Dayal Opticals, is on run. Manager, 3 staffers arrested by #DelhiPolice SouthDist. Further raids on https://t.co/axlGhatoa8 pic.twitter.com/fE9E9oF3rM
— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) May 7, 2021
Meanwhile, a lookout notice has been issued against the businessman today by the police.
Delhi Police has earlier arrested Gourav Khanna (47), a resident of Orchid Appartments, Sector 54, Gurugram on Friday night in connection with the case. Khanna is the CEO of Matrix Cellular Services Ltd which is one of the companies involved in importing the equipment.
Earlier on May 5, Police had seized 419 oxygen concentrators from a restaurant and a farmhouse in south Delhi.
“419 oxygen concentrators seized by the team of PS Lodhi Colony from the restaurant and bar Nege Ju and south Delhi farmhouse in a raid against black-marketing and hoarding. Four persons are arrested. The accused have been criminally profiteering by selling at 3.5 times rates to needy people,” said the police.
The court has said it will hear the matter tomorrow and also asked Delhi Police to file a reply on Kalra’s bail plea. The court has refused to grant any interim relief to Kalra in the matter.
Delhi’s Saket Court says it will hear the matter tomorrow, asks Delhi Police to file a reply on businessman Navneet Kalra’s anticipatory bail plea.
The court refuses to grant any interim relief to Kalra in the matter.
— ANI (@ANI) May 10, 2021
Who is Navneet Kalra?
- Navneet Kalra is Delhi’s renowned Delhi businessman and a Page 3 socialite.
- He owns restaurants Town Hall, Mr Choy, Nege and Ju, apart from the most famous Khan Chacha.
- Kalra seems to be friends with politicians, Bollywood celebs, and cricketers and his social media accounts are proof of the same.
(With ANI Inputs)