Mumbai police raid fake N-95 mask factory in UP, arrest one

Published: 31 October, 2020 11:53 IST | PTI | Mumbai

During the raid, the police seized 5,000 sub-standard masks, a printing machine and two printing screens worth Rs 11 lakh

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The crime branch of Mumbai Police raided a factory at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh where fake N-95 masks were being manufactured, an official said on Friday. N-95 masks are in great demand since the outbreak of coronavirus. The raid was conducted on Thursday following the information given by a man arrested earlier by Unit 3 of the crime branch, an official said.

During the raid, the police seized 5,000 sub-standard masks, a printing machine and two printing screens worth Rs 11 lakh, he said, adding that one person was arrested. He was brought to the city on transit remand and a court here sent him in police custody till November 2.

On July 28, crime branch Unit-3 officials had seized sub-standard N-95 masks worth Rs 21.39 lakh in Lower Parel in Central Mumbai and arrested one person.

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