Bengaluru Central crime branch seizes 1000 fake N95 masks

South India

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bengaluru Central Crime Branch on Tuesday seized as many as 1,000 fake N95 masks.


However, the police are yet to make arrests in the case.

As per the report, Investigation in the case is underway and more details in this regard are awaited.

Earlier, the Central government had brought masks and hand sanitisers under the Essential Commodities Act up to June 30 as the novel coronavirus pandemic led to shortages and black marketing of these items.

Any person found guilty under the Act may be punished with imprisonment up to seven years or fine or both and can be detained for a maximum of six months.

Starting from Tuesday midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. 

Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.


With inputs from ANI


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