Fake Medicine Racket Busted in Nagpur: One Arrested

The investigation into this extensive fake medicine racket is ongoing.

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Last Updated on July 12, 2024 by The Health Master

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Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Nagpur, Maharashtra have made a significant arrest in connection with a large-scale fake medicine racket exposed in March 2023.

The arrest of Raman Vijayakumar Taneja, a resident of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, marks a crucial development in the ongoing investigation.

Fake Medicine (Antibiotics) Seized

The case began in March 2023 when the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collected samples of ciprofloxacin tablets from a public healthcare facility in Kalmeshwar tehsil, located near Nagpur.

Ciprofloxacin is a widely prescribed antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.

The samples were sent to a government laboratory in Mumbai for analysis.

Testing Reveals Inert Ingredients

The test results, received in December 2023, were alarming.

The tablets contained none of the active ingredient, ciprofloxacin, rendering them completely ineffective in treating any medical condition.

Following this discovery, FDA officials conducted a raid on the Nagpur-based Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital in early 2024.

The raid resulted in the seizure of a staggering 21,600 tablets of the counterfeit medication.

Investigation Leads to Network

Further investigation revealed that the seized tablets were manufactured by a fictitious company based in Gujarat.

Police identified three initial suspects: Vijay Shailendra Choudhary of Thane, Hemant Dhondiba Mule from Latur, and Mihir Trivedi residing in Bhiwandi.

These individuals were apprehended earlier. During the ongoing investigation, authorities uncovered Taneja’s involvement in the scheme, leading to his recent arrest.

The arrest of Choudhary suggests additional progress in dismantling the criminal network.

Action Against Medical Fraud

This case highlights the dangers of fake medicines, which can pose serious health risks to unsuspecting patients.

The Nagpur authorities have assured the public of their commitment to eradicating such fraudulent activities within the pharmaceutical supply chain.

The investigation into this extensive fake medicine racket is ongoing.

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