Last Updated on July 20, 2021 by The Health Master
Police on Saturday arrested a 40-year-old man, identified as Akashdeep, a resident of Sector 27, wanted in a case of selling C-19 medicines at exorbitant rates.
Munish Chauhan, station house inspector (SHO) of Sector 20 police station, said the police received information about the suspect’s movement near Harolla Chowk in Sector 5.
“The police team reached the spot and recovered an injection of Actemra 400mg from the suspect’s possession. He was looking for a prospective customer who will buy the medicine from him at an inflated price,” said Chauhan.
Chauhan said on May 4, police arrested Akashdeep’s two accomplices – Ravi Kumar (30), and Mohammad Junaid (32), both residents of Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. Sanat Kumar Mishra, a sub-inspector at Sector 20 police station, and a complainant in this case, said Kumar and Junaid were arrested from near the district hospital with the medicines.
“The suspects used to find prospective customers through social media. They fixed the deal and sold each vial for up to ₹80,000,” said Mishra in the FIR. The two revealed that Akashdeep had supplied the medicines to them.
An FIR was registered against three people under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC, Sections 18-A, 24, 10 and 96 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 at Sector 20 police station.
Police said Akashdeep ran a restaurant in Delhi, where Junaid was also employed, and Kumar worked as his driver. “Akashdeep got the medicine from someone and then passed them to his two accomplices, who sold them in Noida.
Two people were earlier arrested in this case. The police had announced a reward of ₹10,000 for Akashdeep’s arrest,” said Chauhan. On Saturday, Akashdeep was produced in court and sent to judicial custody.