Cuttack: The Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court here today allowed the police to take the two accused in the spurious medicine sale case on remand for two days.
The police had moved the court seeking to take the accused duo Rahul Kyal and Sanjay Jalan on a five-day remand for more interrogation.
“Already court has allowed us to take the two on a two-day remand in the spurious medicine sale case. We had applied for five-day remand but the court has allowed two-day remand,” informed Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra briefing reporters here today.
Police have frozen around Rs 28 lakh kept in two of their bank accounts.
“Yesterday we have frozen around Rs 28 lakhs in their two bank accounts. Today we have sought details of their transactions,” said Mishra.
Mishra added that after getting the details of the transactions the police will proceed with the financial investigation.
He said that after identifying and establishing the linkages the investigating team will also visit places outside the State.
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.
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 Tuesday.
According to the police, 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.