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Two arrested for running fake medicines racket

Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Tuesday, May 21, 2002

New Delhi, May 20, in its biggest catch in recent times, the Delhi Police on Monday seized 1662 Kg of fake drugs worth nearly Rs 60 lakh. The spurious drugs bore such brand names as Cipla, Ranbaxy, Cadila, Glaxo and SmithKline Beecham. In all “ Medicines” bearing 31 brand names were seized.

The Delhi Police Special Cell also busted three factories -in Shalimar Bagh (Delhi), Saharanpur (UP) and Samalakha (Haryana)- which were Manufacturing these fake drugs.

Apart from the packaged “ medicines”, the police also recovered semi finished drugs, 24 drugs Manufacturing machines, 6 dying units and printed aluminum foils, empty printed boxes and rubber seals bearing different batch numbers.

Acting on a tip-off that unscrupulous elements were Manufacturing and trading spurious drugs. DCP Ashok Chand said:” We got a lead that a consignment of 562 kg of spurious drugs booked for Patna was lying in the Godown of M/s Krishna Air Services, Teliwara.”

Investigations revealed that the consignment was meant for one Shanker Kumar Sahu (39), Chand said. “We arrested him from a Paharganj hotel. In his disclosure, he named Madan Lal in whose factory the drugs were Manufactured,” he said.

Sahu told the police that he was in the business for many years.” He used to sell the fake drugs in his shop in Patna,” Said Chand. After grilling the two, the police cracked down on the factories.

  Some of Fake Drugs that were seized

(i).  Actifed

(ii).  Avil

(iii).  Betnesol

(iv).  Crocin

(v).  Diclowin Plus

(vi).  Erythrocin

(vii).  Voveron

(viii).  Zintec