One more arrested in Kolkata expired medicine racket

14 days ago | 12-03-2017 | IBNS

Kolkata, Mar 11 : The Anti Rowdy Squad of Kolkata Police on Saturday booked a middle-aged man in connection with a recently busted expired medicine racket in Kolkata, officials said.

According to reports, Paltu Hazra, a resident of Janai in West Bengals Hooghly district, was arrested from his shop at Sukhia Lane under Hare Street Police Station limits in Kolkata for his direct involvement in the medicine racket.

Earlier on Thursday (Mar 9), police arrested a printing press owner, Pawan Jhunjhunwala, and a medicine wholesaler, Rinesh Sarogi, from Kolkata and neighbouring Howrah city respectively for reprinting the strips and recycling outdated medicines and they both are in police custody.

Based on Pawan Jhunjhunwalas statement, we have nabbed 35-year-old Paltu Hazra today afternoon, a senior official of Kolkata Police told IBNS.

So far it is revealed that Paltu Hazra was assigned to reprint new manufacturing dates, expiry dates and batch numbers from medicine strips while Pawan Jhunjhunwala used to erase off old manufacturing-expiry dates and batch details from the strips, the official added.

Paltu Hazra will be produced before a local court in Kolkata on Sunday.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)