Fake BP medicine sale: Two arrested in Odisha’s Cuttack

Cuttack: The Purighat police today arrested two persons over their alleged involvement in the sale of spurious Blood Pressure medicines (Telma 40) in the city.

The accused have been identified as Sanjay Jalal, owner of Puja Enterprises, and Rahul Syal, owner of VR Drug Agencies.

Informing about it, Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra said the two were arrested after being questioned by police. The medicines were being procured from Bihar and Bengaluru. The accused duo will be brought in remand for further interrogation, the official said.

A police team will visit other states for further probe. Those who were procuring medicines from them will be brought under the purview of the investigation, the DCP added.

The two had yesterday surrendered before the Purighat police. The Drugs Controller had earlier lodged an FIR in this regard with the police.

On the other hand, police had yesterday raided Puja Enterprises and VR Drug Agencies, drug wholesale points in Manik Ghosh Bazar here, in connection with the case.

A team of Directorate of Drugs Control had also raided the two places and inspected the stock of the BP medicines, which were allegedly manufactured and sold by a fake pharmaceutical company in the name of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

While VR Enterprisers had availed the stock from Bengaluru, Puja Enterprises got it from Patna. Samples of the medicine were sent to State Drugs Testing Laboratory for examination.

The Cuttack District Chemist and Druggist Association has cancelled the memberships of the two drug distributors– Puja Enterprises and VR Drug Agencies.

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