C'garh: 6 held in 2 cases of Remdesivir black-marketing

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Raipur, Apr 25 (PTI) Six people were arrested in two separate cases of alleged Remdesivir black-marketing in Chhattisgarh amid a massive demand for the anti-viral drug due to the sharp spike in coronavirus cases, police said on Sunday.

In the first case, acting on a tip-off, the cyber cell of Raipur police held Rahul Goyadani (28), and his questioning led to the arrest of his associates in the racket, identified as Ayush Maheshwari (25), Kamlesh Ratlani (32) and Sumeet Kumar Motwani (27), an official said.

'Seven vials of Rendesivir have been seized from them, as well as Rs 1.38 lakh cash and five mobile phones. They planned to sell each vial for Rs 25,000,' he said.

In the second case, Raipur residents Rohit Kshetrapal (25) and Vaibhav Sahu (25) were held by the cyber cell with two vials of Remdesivir, which they planned to sell for Rs 15,000 each, and Rs 20,000 cash, he added. PTI COR BNM BNM