Indore, April 16, 2021: The antiviral injection Remdesivir is used in the treatment of serious Coronavirus disease (COVID19) positive patients. In many states of the country, there is a shortage of this injection, including Madhya Pradesh.

Now a case of selling fake Remdesivir injection has come to light in Madhya Pradesh. The Indore Police Crime Branch on Thursday arrested the owner of a pharmaceutical company in this case.

The arrested person has been identified as Vinay Shankar Tripathi, a resident of Rani Bagh area of Indore.

ASP, Crime Branch Guru Prasad Parashar said, “About 400 doses of Remdesivir have been found from the car of the accused. In the investigation conducted by the drug department, these injections turned out to be fake. The accused owns a pharmaceutical company in Pithampur, Indore. The accused thought of earning money by taking advantage of the shortage of medicine.”

The police officer said that this fake drug was made in the Pharma Unit of Himachal Pradesh. The accused has been booked under various charges. These fake injections were to be sold in the market for around Rs 20 lakhs.