New Delhi, May 10 (ILNS) A lookout notice was today issued against Navneet Kalra, main accused in the case of recovery of 524 oxygen concentrators from three restaurants, including Khan Chacha, located at Khan Market in the capital of the country.
Meanwhile, the businessman has filed an anticipatory bail petition in the Saket Court of Delhi, which refused to grant the same. Now, the matter will be heard tomorrow. The Court asked the Delhi Police to file a reply on the anticipatory bail plea of Kalra, who is still absconding.
Several teams of Crime branch have raided more than 20 places in Delhi, UP and Uttarakhand in search of the accused, but no clue has been found.
It was said by a Police official that Kalra’s mobile phone went off at his farm house in Chhattarpur, shortly after the raids at Khan Chacha Restaurant on Friday. During the investigation, police have learned that Navneet, along with his entire family, has left Delhi with two luxury cars and is suspected to be hiding in Uttarakhand.
A senior Delhi Police official said that a police team had raided Navneet’s farm house and Sainik Farm’s house in Chhattarpur, South Delhi, to investigate the case, but the accused was not found there. Police has collected some evidence from both the places.
Police has come to know that the accused had sought a consultant from China through a private company. Nearly 150 of these contractors had been sold by the employees of Kalra. Apart from this, the accused had also taken advance amount in the name of oxygen concentrators from many people.
During the interrogation, his employees told that their boss started the business of Oxygen Concentrator, when the hotel was closed due to COVID-19. Kalra hired the very special staff of the restaurant to sell the concentrator. It was revealed when the police raided the restaurant bar of Lodi Colony on Wednesday.
From there, police recovered 419 concentrators and arrested four people. After questioning them on Friday, police raided Khan Chacha and Town Hall, the famous restaurants in Khan Market, and recovered 105 concentrator machines and more. ILNS/SHV/RJ