The Jabalpur Police has registered a case against three people, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad president of the Narmada block of the city, in the fake Remdesvir case. It is being told that in view of the need of corona patients, people were cheated by selling about one lakh fake Remdesivir injections.
Additional SP Rohit Kashwani of Jabalpur said that the accused have been identified as Sarabjit Singh Mokha, Devendra Chaurasia and Swapna Jain. A case has been registered against them under sections 274, 275, 308,420 of IPC, under the provisions of Disaster Management Act and Drugs-Cosmetics Act.
Sarabjit Singh Mokha is the owner of City Hospital in Jabalpur besides being the VHP President. At the same time, Devendra Chaurasia works as a manager for Mokha. Swapna Jain has a dealership of pharma companies. Surat Police has arrested Swapna Jain. Mokha and Chaurasia are absconding.
According to high sources, Sarabjit has close ties with a senior government minister and obtained 500 fake Remedesivir injections from Indore and sold them to the patients in the hospital for 35 thousand to 40 thousand rupees. The opposition party Congress has demanded a CBI inquiry into this fake Remdesivir case. In this, about one lakh fake injections prepared from salt and glucose were prepared and sold through brokers in many parts of the country.
The Congress demanded a CBI probe to find out more about the Remedesvir racket and to crack it down. Vivek Tankha, Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh, has said in a tweet, “The CBI should investigate this multi-state scam. 3,000 such injections reached Indore, 3,500 reached Jabalpur. Who all were administered with these injections? If the CBI does not investigate, we will go to the court.”