Anticipatory bail to Navneet Kalra denied in oxygen concentrator black marketing case

Navneet Kalra

A Delhi court on Tuesday turned down the plea for anticipatory bail to businessman Navneet Kalra in a case filed in connection with the seizure of oxygen concentrators from his restaurants.

Additional sessions judge at the Saket courts Sumit Dass has now ordered that Kalra’s anticipatory bail application be listed before the district & sessions judge at 10am on Wednesday.

Kalra had moved a Saket court seeking anticipatory bail in the case.

It is, however, unclear as to which court would have the jurisdiction to hear the bail plea. The investigation has now been transferred to the Crime Branch of Delhi police from Lodhi Colony police station.

Hence, the prosecution opposed the jurisdiction of Justice Dass.

Last week, police reportedly recovered oxygen concentrators from ‘Khan Chacha’ and other restaurants owned by Navneet Kalra.

The police claimed that the imported concentrators were being sold in the black market amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The police transferred the case to the Crime Branch on May 8. A lookout notice has also been reportedly issued against Kalra, who has been absconding since the seizure.

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