Raids On 3 More Firms In Cuttack City, Fake Medicines Worth Rs 22L Seized
Cuttack: A team from the Directorate of Drugs Control Administration, Odisha, seized fake medicines worth Rs 22 lakh during raids on three pharmaceutical firms in Cuttack city.
According to sources, the team had been conducting searches at Kyal Agencies at Nimchouri, Mahabir Prasad Radheshyam and MH Pharmacy, both at Nayasarak, for the last three days. These firms reportedly bought the medicines from the duo, who were arrested in connection with the sale of the duplicate Telma-40 medicines.
It is pertinent to mention here that a special team of the Commissionerate of Police was sent to Gaya and Bengaluru in connection with the investigation into the supply and sale of fake blood pressure (BP) medicines Telma-40 and Telma-AM in the state. The Odisha government has sought cooperation from Bihar to crack the racket.
Huge quantities of fake Telma-40 and Telma-AM tablets were earlier seized during raids in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. The two distributors – Sanjay Jalal, owner of Puja Enterprises, and Rahul Syal, proprietor of VR Agencies – were arrested in this connection. An additional 1,350 strips of fake Telma-40 medicines costing about Rs 3 lakh, were seized by Purighat police from a transport agency on Mahatab Road in Cuttack on Monday.
Spurious medicines worth over Rs 50 lakh have been seized from Cuttack market in the last two weeks, the sources added.
Glenmark, the manufacturer of Telma-40 and Telma-AM, has clarified that it did not manufacture the spurious drugs seized in Odisha.