Two more arrested in fake drugs scam in Odisha’s Cuttack
Official sources said around 8,000 strips of fake Telma 40 worth around Rs 3 lakh were seized from the possession of the accused.
Cuttack: Continuing its crackdown on distribution and sale of spurious medicines, Commissionerate Police nabbed two more persons today for their alleged involvement in circulation of fake blood pressure drugs in Cuttack district of Odisha. The accused were identified as Shiv Kumar Kayal and Mahendra Kumar Modi of NayaSadak and Nimchaudi area in the city.
Official sources said around 8,000 strips of fake Telma 40 worth around Rs 3 lakh were seized from the possession of the accused. The duo reportedly used to procure the spurious medicines from owners of two retail outlets VR Agency and Puja Enterprizes, both of whom were earlier arrested in the scam. They then used to sell the drugs in smaller pharma shops.
However, the drugs control squad and the local police got to know about their illicit activities and after a long search operation, tracked them down. They were later produced in court. Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra said police is probing the issue to ascertain the network and contacts of the accused. The latter’s financial transactions will also be probed.
Earlier Cuttack Police had seized fake BP drugs worth Rs 50 lakh and arrested four persons including owner of the two retail outlets Sanjay Jalan and Rahul Kayal, one Alok Mishra from Gaya and Harish Kumar.
Police however is yet to trace the origin of the scam.