Nashik : A joint team of Azadnagar police in Malegaon city and food and drug administration (FDA), Nashik, seized 150 medical kits used for medical termination of pregnancy from an autorickshaw.
Each kit, comprising five tablets, costs around Rs 600. These tablets are supposed to be taken only under the supervision of gynaecologists.
Police sources in Malegaon said that the entire consignment of the kits was being transported in the auto on Tuesday. “We stopped the auto and found the kits. We immediately called FDA officials to the spot. They told us that these medicines are used for medical termination of pregnancy,” said police officials.
Police officials said that the auto driver tried to flee but was chased and caught. “The auto driver was produced before the court, which remanded him in police custody for two days,” added police officials.
The main suspect, who had ordered the procurement of the medical kits, is absconding. FDA officials suspect that such medicines could be illegally sold from homes.
“The chemist shops are not allowed to sell such medicines without authorized prescription from a doctor. We are carrying out investigation with the police to ascertain whether such medicines are being sold covertly in Malegaon. Consumption of such medicine without the advise of doctors could be health risk,” warned FDA officials.