Trio held by CCB for stocking and Black marketing of Remdesivir in Bengaluru,11 Injections bottles seized:

Sushma Gowda (Correspondent)

Bengaluru CCB on Sunday conducted a special drive across Bengaluru and arrested 3 accused who were having illegal stock of the Remdesivir injection and selling at Rs 10,500,which is much higher than the MRP.11 injections bottles seized.

The accused have been identified as Rajesh and Shakeeb,who run Gurushree medicals.Case registered in Sudduguntendapalya police station. Another accused Sohail,case in Madiwala Police station.

Sandeep Patil,Joint commissioner of police,Crime,told media persons,that There was news in various media and social media about hoarding and black marketing of Remdesivir injection needed for Covid treatment.

Based on the information and tip off from our informants our team conducted a special drive across city in which the team conducted raid on Gurushree Medicals in Sudduguntepalya police station limits and arrested Rajesh and Shakeeb for the possession of illegal stock of the injection and selling it in higher price more than MRP.

Another team arrested one more person in Madiwala police station limits for keeping storing illegally stock of Remdesivir injection and selling it to higher price to make easy money.

The cases have been registered against the accused in Suddaguntepalya and Madiwala police stations.The police is further investigating the source from where the doses were procured by the medical shops.

After the number of COVID-19 cases increased in Karnataka,especially in Bengaluru,the demand for Remdesivir also increased.

Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19.Several states across the country have asked for more supplies amid the record surge in COVID-19 infections.

Karnataka on Sunday recorded its highest ever single-day coronavirus spike by logging as many as 19067 fresh cases in the span of just 24 hours.

According to the state health bulletin,the total tally reached,11,61,065,while the active cases touched 1,33,543 cases.