Sold Fake Cancer Medicine Worth Rs 25 Crore, 4 More Arrested

Delhi: The Crime Branch Police got a big success in the case of selling fake cancer medicines in the country’s capital region. Police have arrested 4 more accused who were involved in the business of fake chemotherapy injections. The links of this gang are connected to many states. The names of the accused who were arrested on Friday are:-

  1. Rohit Singh Bisht (age 36 yr) r/o New Moti Nagar, Delhi: – He is working as a day care incharge in Chemotherapy Unit of a reputed hospital in Delhi. He was supplying filled Keytruda/Opdyta vials to Neeraj. He saved the vials from the patient’s dose and sold the same to Neeraj. He was getting ₹ 65k for Keytruda and ₹ 35k Opdyta. He has a Diploma in General Nursing and has been working in the hospital for the last 10 years. Neeraj contacted him during his visit to hospital for marketing. He was arrested on 13.03.2024 from Dwarka.
  2. Jitendra (age 33 yr) r/o Wazirabad, Gurugram: – He is working in Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of Oncology Department in a reputed hospital at Gurugram. He was caught red handed when he came to supply three filled vials of Keytruda and Opdypta to Neeraj. He saved the vials from the patient’s dose and sold the same to Neeraj. He was getting ₹ 60k for Keytruda and ₹ 30k Opdyta. He has a diploma in D. Pharma from Karnal. He went to a hospital for an interview for the post of Pharmacist where Neeraj Chauhan was posted in Oncology and then they shared contacts and later they became partners in this illicit trade. He was arrested on 13.03.2024 from Gurugram.
  3. Majid Khan (age 34 yr) r/o Gurugram: – He was working as Senior staff Nurseind Chemo Day Care Unit of a reputed hospital at Sector 55, Gurugram till September 2023. Recently, he joined a hospital in Patna and after one week he came back to Delhi. He was arrested on 14.03.2024 from Jaipur and from his house search, 03 filled Keytruda vials were recovered. He disclosed that he used to take empty and filled from one Sajid. Majid was gett ing ₹ 60k for Keytruda and ₹ 30k Opdyta for filled vial and ₹ 5k for empty. He is having Diploma in General Nursing and Neeraj visited him for empty vial and packaging. He was earning ₹ 4k to ₹ 5k on each filled vial and ₹ 2k for empty
    vial.
  4. Sajid (age 33 yr) r/o Subhash Chowk, Gurugram: – He is working in Oncology Department in another reputed hospital at Gurugram as nursing staff. He used to supply Keytruda and Opdypta to Majid. He was caught from his house on 14.03.2024 and on search, 03 empty vials with box and two Opdyta packaging were recovered. He was getting ₹ 55k for Keytruda and ₹ 25k Opdyta. He has a Diploma in General Nursing and has been working in the hospital for the last 5 years.

Delhi Crime Department said that till now these people have sold fake medicines worth more than Rs 25 crore. All the 12 accused had come in contact with each other through social media. The police have seized a total of 14 bank accounts of the arrested accused. About Rs 90 lakh were recovered from their accounts.

Crime Department police had arrested 8 accused on Wednesday. Their names are Viphal Jain, Suraj Shat, Neeraj Chauhan, Pravez, Komal Tiwari, Abhinay Kohli and Tushar Chauhan. Police said that all the accused used to work in oncology departments in different hospitals of Delhi. These accused used to trap people by promising them cheap cancer injections and sold them for Rs 1 to 3 lakh. Police said that Komal Tiwari and Abhinay used to sell empty injection vials from the Cancer Hospital for Rs 5000 to the mastermind of the racket, after which fake medicine worth Rs 100 was put in it and sold to the relatives of the patients.

Police said that the accused, working in a cancer hospital, not only sold the used empty bottles to the gang leader Neeraj, but instead of giving two shots of the medicine to the patient, they used to give only one and made one disappear and left one with the real medicine. They also used to sell it to Neeraj, Neeraj used to sell the real vials to the buyers so that if caught, only the real medicine would be found in the investigation.

According to the Delhi Crime Department police, these people have sold fake medicines worth more than Rs 25 crore till now. All the 12 accused came in contact with each other through social media. The police have seized a total of 14 bank accounts of the arrested accused. About Rs 92.81 lakh were recovered from their accounts.

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