One arrested in Noida for black marketing of Remdesivir amid Covid-19 crisis

Noida Police recovered 105 vials of the Covid-19 anti-viral drug Remdesivir from the accused, Rachit Ghai, who was held by officials of the crime branch team and the Sector 20 police station on Tuesday.
Noida: The accused would sell Remdesivir for anything between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15,000 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>40,000 to people in need of the medicine for Covid-19 treatment, the police said. (File Photo)
Noida: The accused would sell Remdesivir for anything between 15,000 to 40,000 to people in need of the medicine for Covid-19 treatment, the police said. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 03:33 PM IST
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The Noida Police on Wednesday said they have arrested a man allegedly involved in black marketing of Remdesivir amid a shortage of the crucial drug in the market due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The police recovered 105 vials of Remdesivir from the accused, Rachit Ghai, who was held by officials of the crime branch team and the Sector 20 police station on Tuesday, a senior officer said.

According to the police, Ghai would sell Remdesivir for anything between 15,000 to 40,000 to people in need of the medicine for Covid-19 treatment.

''Rachit Ghai lives in Sector 168 of Noida and was previously living in Peetampura area of Delhi. He was held near DPS School in Sector 29 here,'' Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Abhishek Singh said.

''He was staying in Noida since March and was involved in black marketing of Remdesivir. He would procure the medicine from Delhi and Chandigarh. Other details are being gathered,'' Singh said

The officer said 105 vials of Remdesivir injections and 1.54 lakh cash were seized from the accused's possession while his car has been impounded.

An FIR has been lodged against him under the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, Epidemic Diseases Act and under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the police said.

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