In a major development in Cuttack fake medicine sale case, the laboratory test report confirmed that the seized drugs are fake.
Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra informed that the seized drugs sold under the brand name of Telma-40 have been found to be fake following lab examination.
“Rs 12 lakh bank deposits of 2 accused have been frozen. We have collected many crucial data and further investigation is on,” said Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra.
The DCP further said, “We had brought the two accused on remand. Police had seized the spurious drugs from their possession. They faced custodial interrogation for two days and we got some startling revelation during interrogation. It cannot be shared to public for some reason. Earlier, we had seized two accounts," said the DCP.
Police on Friday seized two accounts and Rs 12 lakh from them have been frozen. Further investigation is underway.”
According to a source, the Drug Inspector had filed a complaint in this regard following which police formed a special team to get into the root of the illegal drug trade. Earlier, police had also taken action against two distributors.
Earlier on September 12, two persons surrendered before Purighat police in connection with their alleged involvement in illegal sale of spurious blood pressure medicine Telma 40.
Meanwhile, police also raided godowns of two stockists and scrapped the membership of Puja Enterprisers and VR Agencies owned by them as part of measures to curb illegal drug trade.
Police also conducted raids at different drugstores in the twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Earlier on Thursday, a team of Drugs Control administration had conducted raids on two medicine stockists in Manighosh Bazaar area under Purighat police limits of Cuttack for allegedly selling duplicate medicines. Samples were collected and sent for laboratory tests.