Fake medicines: Cops yet to grill main accused
Three days after busting a major racket of fake medicines, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police is yet to make any further progress in the case with the main accused still in hospital.delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2011 23:57 IST
Three days after busting a major racket of fake medicines, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police is yet to make any further progress in the case with the main accused still in hospital.
Although the Crime branch team wants to interrogate him in the hospital, the court has sought doctor’s opinion before allowing them to do so.
The main accused in the racket, Daya Shankar Misra, a master degree holder in pharmacology from a reputed Rajasthan college, fell ill soon after the arrest.
Police sources said fake medicines worth R8 crore are in the market and to know who all (chemists ) have procured these medicines, Misra’s interrogation is important.
“We had requested the court to allow us to interrogate him in the hospital, but according to doctor’s report he is unfit.
Now, the onus is on the doctor, as he has to conduct another medical examination,” said a senior police officer, requesting anonymity.
Misra along with his associates sold these spurious medicines through agents in West Bengal, Patna, Ranchi, Hyderabad and other cities. All these medicines were sent by courier and private transport to other states. In Delhi, these medicines find their way into Bhagirath Place through their associates.
“To identify chemists who had purchased these medicines from Bhagirath Place is very important, as lot many customers must be buying these medicines. To seize spurious medicines is our priority and that is why we are insisting on interrogation of Misra,” the officer added.
On Thursday night, the Crime Branch had seized spurious medicines worth Rs 24 lakh and sealed a factory in Faridabad, where the gang used to manufacture fake medicines on demand. Spurious medicines were recovered in large quantities.