Staff nurse held 6 Remdesivir Vials Seized by CCB:

Yogesh K Porwar

The Central crime branch officials of organised crime wing arrested a staff nurse of Jayanagar general hospital for selling Remdesivir in black.

The accused has been identified as, Maruthi,22 year old, resident of Belagavi.

Senior officer told reporters,our organised crime wing Inspector Girish Naik received a credible information from his informants that one person is selling Remdesivir injections in black charging exhobirant price near I Care Hospital in Jayanagar 4th block on the footpath.

Based on information Inspector Girish Naik and his team swung into action and rushed to spot near I Care Hospital in 4th block the team noticed a person standing on footpath of the hospital and is trying to sell Remdesivir injections.

After getting confirmation that the person is indulged in selling Antiviral drug Remdesivir the team approached him and found DESREM Remdesivir 100mg vials in his possession.

For further questioning the team took him to station and during investigation the accused confessed the crime and it was revealed that the accused is a male staff nurse attached to Jayanagar General hospital and was trying to sell the vials in black charging exhobirant price to its customers.

We have seized 6 DESREM Remdesivir vials from his possession and a mobile phone too has been seized.

The CCB officials taken the accused into custody to ascertain the sources of injections.

We suspect that the accused had sources it from the hospital.A case has been registered in Tilaknagar police station under Drug control Act and further investigation is on to ascertain possible involvement of others in this racket.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Joint CP Crime,Sandeep Patil,DCP Crime-1,KP Ravikumar,ACP Anti-Narcotics Wing,Gautam Kumar,PI,Girish Naik and his team for the commendable job done by them 6 Remdesivir vials seized from him and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.