HYDERABAD: Task force sleuths arrested four persons for indulging in illegal sale of Remdesivir injections at exorbitant prices on Tuesday.
Central Zone team of Task force arrested three accused, Mohammed Abdul Hafeez, 52, owner of Sardar Medical Hall in Nampally, Sk Jilani, 27, a salesperson at Sardar Medical Hall and their associate, Md Bin Saleem, 51, a businessman from Nampally for selling Remdesivir injections for Covid-19 patients at higher price. Police seized four Remdesivir (Covifor) injections along with a scooter and three cell phones from the accused.
According to police, the accused are selling Remdesivir injections whose revised MRP is Rs 3,490 for Rs 23,000 to customers without maintaining a record.
While the accused were waiting at Murgi Market in Nampally to deliver the Remdesivir injection to a client, police arrested them and seized four vials from their possession.
Meanwhile the West Zone Task force sleuths arrested Shaik Mazhar, 33, who runs a medical store at Rehmath Nagar in Yousufguda while he was trying to sell Remdesivir injection to customers for Rs 35,000 a vial.
Police team nabbed Mazhar near Olive Hospital in Langar Houz when he arrived there to sell the drug to the clients and seized six vials of Covifor from his possession.