Days after a Congress leader was arrested from Faridabad for his alleged involvement in black marketing of oxygen cylinders, another Congress leader has been arrested in Indore for the sale of fake Remdesivir injections, the key antiviral medicinal drug that is increasingly being used to treat the complications arising out of Covid-19.
Congress leader arrested in fake Remdesivir nexus
Indore police arrested Congress leader Prashant Parashar, along with homeopathic doctor Sarvar Khan and two others. The total arrests in this case is 11 so far. Prashant Parashar was elected as the city coordinator of Bhopal by the Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress for overlooking the SOS alerts in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
According to the police, Prashant Parashar was a part of a nexus involved in the rampant distribution of fake Remdesivir injections in Madhya Pradesh. So far, the officials have seized 437 of the 700 fake Remdesivir injections that were smuggled to Indore from Gujarat.
Police wants remand of Congress leader
Based on call recordings and other – interrogation of the arrested accused is on. Speaking on the Congress leader’s arrest SP Ashutosh Bagri said, “He admitted of selling and giving injections to his friends and family. However, he admitted to have received only 66 injections. We will verify this case once we get the remand of the accused.” Additionally, 500 of the 700 injections were reportedly sent to Jabalpur city hospital where they were administered to the patients. Police said the batch number of all the injections was identical.
This is really sad that, in this trying time, involvement of Congress leaders in illegal activities is quite shocking. People are giving their reactions and wondering if these heinous crimes done by Congress leaders will ever end..!!