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2 Tata hospital staffers get bail, 2 in judicial custody

The special court, on Thursday, refused police custody for four officials of the Tata Memorial Hospital, who were arrested by the CBI, on Wednesday, for their involvement in illegal sale of cancer medicines meant for free distribution to needy patients.

mumbai Updated: May 07, 2010 02:07 IST

The special court, on Thursday, refused police custody for four officials of the Tata Memorial Hospital, who were arrested by the CBI, on Wednesday, for their involvement in illegal sale of cancer medicines meant for free distribution to needy patients.

The accused Y. B. Dixit, officer in-charge of the dispensary four years ago, P. B. Dhake, Namita Deshpande and Leena Nakhare (all pharmacists), were arrested after one year of investigation.

While Deshpande and Nakhare were released on bail of Rs 25,000 each on Thursday, Dixit and Dhake were sent to judicial custody until May 20.

The special court will hear the bail applications of Dixit and Dhake, on Friday.

During investigation, the CBI had found that the racket was on for four years before it was busted.

According to the CBI , the accused had made fake memos and delivery notes to show that the medicines were issued to different wards of the hospital and doctors. During investigation the CBI found that there was no physical delivery of medicines.

The accused also made fake memos to show that medicines were given to some needy patients. Investigation revealed that twenty-five such patients had died long back.

The investigators found that the medicines were actually sold in the open market illegally.

Though the CBI is yet to find out the exact loss caused to the hospital because of the racket, they estimate it to be worth over Rs 100 crore.

The CBI is planning to file a charge sheet in the case within a month.