Pramesh S Jain
The North Division police of Sanjayanagar police have arrested a gang of three persons who were selling fake Remdesivir injection vials to the kin of Covid-19 patients by charging exhobirant price.
The accused has been identified as,Muniraju,30, resident of Nagawara,Ravikumar N,36,year old resident of Mysuru road,Krishna,31,resident of kamakshipalya.
Senior officer,told Media persons,our Sanjaynagar police station sub inspector Lokesh,received a credible information that a gang of three persons are waiting near Hopcoms in 80 feet road and are indulged in selling the antiviral drug by charging exhobirant price.
Based on information,PSI,Lokesh and team swung into action and rushed to the spot and after reaching the spot the team kept a close watch on their movements and when the suspects were seen fixing a deal with customer to sell the Remdesivir vials.
The team apprehended them for detailed questioning during the interrogation the accused confessed the crime and under the able guidance of DCP, North Dharmendra Kumar Meena,ACP JC Nagar Sub-Division,Smt Reena Suvarna,PI,Smt.Kathyayini Alva and her team grilled the accused who revealed that it was a fake Remdesivir vials.
A detailed investigation by Sanjayanagar police have succeeded in seizing 9 Vials and the two-wheeler,and when the accused were further interrogated,the accused were taken to the Sri Venkateswara Hospital on Hosur Road to collect more information and Krishna,a housekeeping manager at the Mathru Hospital.
The three accused revealed how they used to cheat people as they used to collect the empty vials from hospitals,fill it with NS/Saline solution and stick the cap with transparent glue.They used to scout for attendant of patients and sale it for 24K-30K each.
A detailed investigation by the team it has revealed that the accused,Ravikumar,has previously worked as a ward boy at Victoria, Apolo,Ramakrishna Hospital and Sri Venkateswara Hospital.Krishna,has worked as a ward boy at Apollo,Ramakrishna,Lilavati,Victoria and Sri Venkateswara hospitals and currently works as a housekeeping manager at Mathru Hospital so he used to collect the empty bottles.
The team has seized 9 bottles of Remdesivir which is a fake Remdesivir injection vials, mobile phones and vehicle too has been seized from their possession to investigate further all the accused has been booked under Drug control Act and cheating and forgery act and further investigation is on.
Covid Must be crazy so as these miscreants Remdesivir Blackmarketing nailed and Fake Remdesivir being sold for 25 to 30k.Be aware.Your ignorance is their Asset.Don’t panic. All that is in vial are not Remdesivir.With the guidance of our DCP North Dharmendra Sir.and my Sanjaynagar PI Kathyayini Alva and team.
My Police My Pride.Humanity triumphs.@DCPNorthBCP @CPBlr @BlrCityPolice @sanjayanagarps @BSBommai tweeted by ACP,JC Nagar Sub-Division,Smt Reena Suvarna.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant, has appreciated,Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena ACP,JC Nagar,Sub-Division,Smt.Reena Suvarna PI,Smt.Kathyayini S Alva,PSIs,as,Raghupathi and Lokesh and with whole crime staff who has successfully nabbed the gang who were selling Fake Remdesivir spurious remdesivir vials to public and the team successfully seized 9 fake Remdesivir vials from them for the exemplary work and commendable job done by them a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.