Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police has moved one step further in the Cuttack spurious drug sale case.
A special police team has moved outside the State for further investigation in the matter.
“The police is very carefully and meticulously investigating the spurious drug case. In this connection, a police team led by IIC Purighat police station which includes the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case and two technical personnel of the police have moved out of the State to establish the linkages,” informed Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra briefing reporters here today on the progress made in the investigation.
Given the gravity of the case I have said we are trying our best and are investigating the various aspects of the case, Mishra added.
He said the endevour of the police is to reach to the root of the case.
“We are trying to find out where these drugs are manufactured. I reiterate that we are trying for a logical conclusion of this case,” he added.
The DCP informed that no one will be spared and all those in forward and backward linkages of the case will be brought under the purview of investigation.
The Purighat police had arrested two persons Rahul Kumar Kyal (27) and Sanjaya Kumar Jalan (52) in connection with the sale of spurious drug.
After seizing huge stock of spurious medicines – Telma AM and Telma-40 – used to treat high blood pressure and chronic cardiovascular diseases, the drugs control officials filed an FIR against the two pharmaceutical distributors at Purighat police station.
Both medicines were allegedly manufactured and sold under the name of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
After officials of the pharma company confirmed that the firm did not manufacture the seized batch of the drugs Kyal and Jalan were arrested on September 13.
While accused Kyal (27) was running his business in the name of his mother in Manik Ghosh Bazar, Jalan (52) had registered his firm at Jaunliapati in his wife’s name.
Kyal’s VR Drug Agency and Jalan’s Puja Enterprises had availed the stock of fake medicines from two source points in Bengaluru in Karnataka and Gaya in Bihar.
Police have frozen around Rs 40 lakh held by the duo in different bank accounts in two phases.
The police had taken them on remand for two days for further interrogation.
In the meanwhile, Kayal’s mother and Jalan’s wife have been granted interim protection against their arrests by the High Court.
In a related development, a PIL was filed in the Orissa High Court seeking CBI investigation in the Cuttack spurious drug case.
In the PIL, CBI, Odisha Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, Health Department, Union Health Ministry and DG Odisha Police have been made respondents by the petitioner.