Faridabad: Father-son duo among three arrested for black marketing remdesivir injections
Faridabad: The Faridabad police in Haryana have arrested three persons including a father-son duo for allegedly black marketing anti-viral drug remdesivir. The third accused worked at a currency exchange in Faridabad. The father-son accused have been identified as 58-year-old Virendra, his 29-year-old son Atul. Both are residents of Sector-75 in Faridabad.The three accused were arrested in two separate incidents. "We received a tip-off that the accused were purchasing injections at lower prices and selling them in Faridabad for Rs 35,000 per injection," a report in Indian Express quoted Sube Singh, Faridabad Police PRO as saying.The policemen posed as decoy customers and contacted the accused for remdesivir injections. The accused told 'customers' that the drug would be available for Rs 35,000 and asked them to collect the injections from Golden Gate in Sector 75."After reaching the spot on their scooter, the accused found themselves confronted by the police. When the Drugs Control Officer asked to see the license using which they were selling the injections, the accused were unable to produce any documentation, and were arrested. Five injections were seized from the accused," the report further quoted Sube Singh as saying. The accused had bought the injections from an accomplice in Gurugram and came to Faridabad to sell them to earn a quick buck.The second incident involved a man who works in a currency exchange. The accused has been identified as Hitesh Palta. The accused was arrested after a tip-off to police about his involvement in black marketing of the remdesivir.The police caught Hitesh Palta red-handed from Sector 28 where he was allegedly indulging in the crime of black marketing the injections. Two vials of remdesivir were seized from Palta. The accused bought the injections from Delhi and tried to sell them at exorbitant price in Faridabad.