Delhi Police arrests 5 from Uttarakhand for manufacturing fake Remdesivir injections

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New Delhi, Apr 29 (PTI) The Delhi Police on Thursday busted a pharmaceutical unit and arrested five people from Uttarakhand's Kotdwar area for allegedly manufacturing large quantities of fake Remdevisir injections, official said.

Police said they have seized 196 fake Remdesivir injections. The accused have already sold 2,000 fake Remdesivir injections.

Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava took to Twitter to share information regarding the incident and the subsequent arrests.

'Delhi Police working on useful information arrested 5 culprits in a prolonged investigation & unearthed a ‘pharmaceutical’ unit at Kotdwar, Uttarakhand manufacturing large quantities of fake Remdevisir injections (COVIPRI) sold at price over Rs 25000.

'In all 196 ready to sell fake Remdesivir injections were seized. From the premises, packing machines, 3000 empty vials for packing Ramdesivir were recovered. Accused further disclosed that he already sold 2,000 fake Remdesivir injections to desperate people,' the commissioner tweeted.

Due to the spirilling cases of the coronavirus, the demand for antiviral Remdesivir injection has increased. PTI NIT NIT CK CK