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3 arrested in Gurgaon for black marketing of Remdesivir

A senior safety assistant of a personal hospital, a nursing employees supervisor of one other personal hospital and the latter’s spouse have been arrested in Gurgaon for alleged black advertising and marketing of Remdesivir, police mentioned Sunday.

In accordance with police officers, the accused have been recognized as Chetan Kapoor, the senior safety assistant from Punjab who resides in Aya Nagar, Nitin Josh, the nursing employees supervisor, who hails from Kerala and was residing in Gurgaon’s Sector 52, and Josh’s spouse, Leema Umen.

“The accused have been first contacted by the police group utilizing a bogus buyer, with whom they struck a deal to supply 5 injections on the worth of Rs 45,000 every, therefore quoting a cumulative worth of Rs 2,25,000,” mentioned Subhash Boken, PRO of Gurgaon Police.

The shopper, police mentioned, met the accused at a delegated spot on Sunday. One of many accused first arrived and warranted him that the injections would attain quickly. Some time later, a girl got here on a scooter, gave the injections to her confederate and left.

“A police group adopted the lady whereas the person handed the injections to the bogus buyer and requested him for the cash. Upon this he was arrested,” mentioned the PRO, including that an FIR has been registered towards the accused on the Sector 53 police station.

“Throughout questioning, the accused revealed that they have been nicely conscious of the excessive demand for Remdesivir injection due to the Covid pandemic. That they had fiddled with the data of their hospitals to indicate that some injections had been administered to Covid sufferers, whereas making off with the injections themselves. They’d then promote these at a better worth,” mentioned Boken.

Police officers mentioned 5 injections and two cellphones have been seized from the accused, who have been produced in court docket on Sunday and remanded to police custody for additional questioning.

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