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Black marketing of Remdesivir: Haryana Police arrests kingpin of racket | Chandigarh News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: In a major crackdown, Haryana Police on Monday arrested kingpin of a racket in connection with black marketing of Remdesivir drug, which is in high demand for the treatment of Covid-19 patients, from Panipat district.
Giving this information here, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that the primary probe reveals that arrested accused used to buy injections from an Uttarakhand resident at the rate of Rs 12,000 per vial and then used to sell them between Rs 15000 to Rs 30,000.
The accused has already carried out black marketing of 650 injections out of 750 vials brought so far. Of these, arrested accused gave 100 injections to his nephew Sumit, 150 to person named Saksham and 40 injections to one Keshav for black marketing.
Arrested accused was identified as Pardeep, a resident of Sector-13/17, Panipat.
Acting on a tip-off, police on April 27, had nabbed three youths from Panipat on the charges of black-marketing of Remdesivir injection and recovered 19 vials from their possession. They were taken on police remand. During the course of the remand period, accused revealed that they had purchased the seized vials from Pardeep, who runs a medical store at a hospital located on Sanoli road.
Based on the information, the police team nabbed him and when interrogated, the accused confessed to having committed the black marketing of the vials in this pandemic.
On completion of the police remand of accused Sumit, Saksham and Keshav, they were produced in a court and sent to judicial custody. Accused Pradeep is taken on 4-days police remand for intensive interrogation.
During investigation, it also came to light that the wrapper of the seized vials is quite different from company’s injection and seems these were not original. The public is requested to beware of such gangs involved in black-marketing and immediately inform the police.

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