Three arrested for selling Remdesivir vial for Rs 45K

Two private hospital staffers among the accused

Three arrested for selling Remdesivir vial for Rs 45K

Our Correspondent

Gurugram, May 2

The CM flying squad on Sunday nabbed three persons, including a couple, for selling Remdesivir injections in black in Gurugram.

Among the arrested accused, two men are working at some private hospitals here. They used to cheat the patients by not injecting the drug to them and smuggling it out of the hospital.

An FIR has been registered against the trio under various sections of the IPC, Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Essential Commodities (EC) Act. Five injections of Remdesivir and two mobile phones have been recovered from the accused. They have reportedly confessed that they were trying to sell the injection for Rs 45,000 per vial.

One of the arrested accused has been identified as Chetan Kapur of Punjab, who is presently living in Delhi. He is working as a senior security assistant at a private hospital in Gurugram. Other accused have been identified as Nitin Josh of Kerala, who is working as a nursing staff supervisor at a private hospital, and his wife Leema Umen.

CM flying squad DSP Inderjeet Yadav said they got a tip-off and in collaboration with Gurugram Drugs Control Officer Amandeep Chauhan and the local police DSP, they set up a constable as a decoy customer who contacted the accused.

“The decoy customer called Nitin, who agreed to supply five Remdesivir injections for Rs 45,000 per per vial. He called him in Sector 52, where his wife reached with the injections which were given to the decoy customer. Later, they were arrested by the raiding team and on questioning, the third accused was arrested,” said DSP Yadav adding that they were questioning the accused and verifying the facts.

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