Kathmandu: Seven people have been arrested in Kathmandu on charges of being involved in the black market of oximeters.
According to the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, seven persons have been arrested during the monitoring conducted by a joint team of the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, Metropolitan Crime Investigation Branch, Department of Drug Management and Commerce.
Among the arrested are Shikhar Shrestha, director of Bioplus firm in Balkhu, Shesh Kant Adhikari, director of Nanotech firm in Thapathali, Thumraj Upadhyay of Bajura, Pushkar Ghimire of Sunsari, Vishal Acharya of Biratnagar, Santosh Bhandari of Sindhuli and Jagdish Prasad Ranasaria of India.
The team also seized 765 oximeters from them.
Although the market price of a low quality oximeter is around Rs 700, traders sell it for up to Rs 2,200, according to police.
Demand for this specialty has grown significantly as a result of Corona’s transmission is growing rapidly.