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Fake Remdesivir injection manufacturing racket busted in Uttarakhand, 5 arrested

Police said they have seized 196 fake Remdesivir injections. The accused have already sold 2,000 fake Remdesivir injections.

Abhay Parashar Edited by: Abhay Parashar @abhayparashar
New Delhi Updated on: April 30, 2021 8:41 IST
Fake Remdesivir injection manufacturing racket busted in
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Fake Remdesivir injection manufacturing racket busted in Uttarakhand, 5 arrested

The Delhi Police on Thursday busted a pharmaceutical unit and arrested five people from Uttarakhand's Kotdwar area for allegedly manufacturing large quantities of fake Remdevisir injections, an official said. Police said they have seized 196 fake Remdesivir injections. The accused have already sold 2,000 fake Remdesivir injections.

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava took to Twitter to share information regarding the incident and the subsequent arrests.

"Delhi Police working on useful information arrested 5 culprits in a prolonged investigation & unearthed a 'pharmaceutical' unit at Kotdwar, Uttarakhand manufacturing large quantities of fake Remdevisir injections (COVIPRI) sold at price over ₹ 25000.

 

"In all 196 ready to sell fake Remdesivir injections were seized. From the premises, packing machines, 3000 empty vials for packing Ramdesivir were recovered. Accused further disclosed that he already sold 2,000 fake Remdesivir injections to desperate people," the commissioner tweeted.

Due to the spirilling cases of the coronavirus, the demand for antiviral Remdesivir injection has increased.

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