Gurugram, April 18
The drug control department on Sunday nabbed three for selling the Covid treatment drug Remdesvir in black, priced between Rs 14,000 to 25,000, in Gurugram.
An FIR has been registered under various sections of the IPC, Drugs & Cosmetics Act and essential commodities (EC) Act at the Sector 40 police station.
The Drugs Control Officer, Gurugram got a tip off on Twitter and when he contacted the person he leads them to the black marketers on condition of anonymity. The complainant said that he had initially sought Actera Injection for which Rs. 1 Lakh was being charged but the doctor then asked to get the Remdesivir injection for which Rs. 14,000 per vial was charged.
The drug control officer called on the number and asked for the Remdesivir injection to which the person said he would charge Rs. 25,000 per vial. Amandeep Chauhan, drugs control officer, Gurugram set up a decoy customer who agreed to be the witness to take the delivery. The decoy customer, Sharad Mehrotra, president of the district druggist and chemist association agreed to help the department.
“The supplier bearing mobile number 08595045748 called and agreed to supply the Remdesivir Injection at a rate of Rs. 25000/- at the gate of Ardee City, Gurugram. When the supplier came for supply the injection was taken by decoy and he was taken hold of and one vial of Cipremi - Remdesivir Injection batch no. L610092 MRP Rs. 4000/-, Date of Mfg. 22- 03-2021 and Expiry Date - 18-09-2021. The supplier disclosed his name as Jitender. Jitender was asked from where he procured the said injection he called him who reached the spot in ten minutes. Two people came to the spot and disclosed their names as Rajkumar and Kamal Kishore Singh. All three were asked to produce a Retail Sale Drugs License or Whole Sale Drugs License. Neither they could produce the sale purchase record,” Amandeep Chauhan, Drugs control officer, Gurugram said in his complaint.
A complaint was filed at sector 40 police station and all three Jitender, Rajkumar and Kamal Kishore Singh, residents of Rajasthan has been arrested.
“We are questioning the accused and verifying the facts”, said inspector Virender Khatri, SHO of Sector 40 police station.
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