Madurai man held for trying to sell Remdesivir for Rs 28k/vial

A twenty-six-year-old was arrested for attempting to illegally sell vials of Remdesivir in Madurai on Wednesday night. The accused was identified as Imran Khan, a CT scan operator at a private clinic and a resident of Puthu Vilangudi in Madurai.
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Representative image.


According to R Shiva Prasad, Deputy Commissioner, Madurai City (Law and Order), he had three vials of Remdesivir that were stashed near a shop in his locality. While the government had fixed the price at Rs 1,568 for one Remdesivir vial, Imran Khan tried to sell the vials for a whopping Rs 28,000.
The Deputy Commissioner said the city police personnel have been alerted to look into illegal possession of life-saving drugs and take swift action against their hoarding. Based on a complaint lodged by the jurisdictional SSI, the Sellur police have booked a case against Imran Khan under Sections 420, 511, 269, 270 and 188 of IPC, and Section 3 of The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Deputy Commissioner Shiva Prasad added.

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