Five held including Manager of private bank for hoarding illegally Remdesivir 5 vials seized:

Five held including Manager of private bank for hoarding illegally Remdesivir 5 vials seized:

Five held including Manager of private bank for hoarding illegally Remdesivir 5 vials seized:

The North Division police of Mahalakshmi layout police and Srirampura police have arrested five persons including manager of a private bank red handed while selling Remdesivir in black .

The Mahalakshmi layout police inspector and team arrested four persons including the bank manager identified as,Shivakumar,32 is resident of RR Nagar and manager with Jana bank,and his associates are,Darshan,29,from Kengeri,medical representative,Girish,30,from Kengeri,a lab technician and Nagesh,43,from Mallathahalli and Vegetable vendor by profession.

Srirampura police and team arrested,Nayaz Ahmed,30, resident of Chamarajapete and a delivery boy by profession.

Dharmendra Kumar Meena,DCP, North Division said based on credible information about the Black marketing of Remdesivir is going on in Mahalakshmi layout police station limits and Srirampura police station limits.

Acting on the tip off,Mahalakshmi layout police inspector,Kantharaju HM and his crime team swung into action on Friday evening at around 6.45 pm,the police team raided a bus stop near a private hospital and arrested Shivakumar and three of his associates while waiting for the customer to deliver the vials.

The police have seized two mobile phones and cash Rs 6,000 from them.

During investigation the accused confessed the crime and Inquiries revealed that the accused Nagesh had purchase the Remdesivir injection for the treatment of his father. 

After his father died of injection,he along with his friends tried to sell the remaining vials to make profit.The police seized three vials from them.

The police have taken the accused into custody and investigating to ascertain their claims.

Similarly,the  Srirampura police on Friday caught 30 year old delivery boy red handed at Bandireddy circle and recovered two vials from him.

During investigation the accused confessed the crime,and it was found that the accused had created a prescription to purchase Remdesivir from the pharmacy where he was working in the name of his brother and later selling in the black for Rs 40,000 per each vial.

A case has been registered against all the accused in the concerned police station and further investigation is on.

Finally DG&IGP,Praveen Sood,tweeted and said,Good work done to punish pandemic profiteering.Pandemic Profiteering of medicines like remdesivir, etc will be dealt with severely. You can also pass such information to 112.

He even appreciated,Bengaluru City police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee DCP North, Dharmendra Kumar Meena,ACP Malleswaram Sub-Division,KS Venkatesh Naidu,PIs,Kantharaju HM,Sanjeev Gowda HB,PSIs,as,Vinayak and Vinod Nayak and other crime staff who has successfully nabbed five persons and seized 5 vials of Remdesivir from them and for the commendable job done by the team a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.