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ED Raids 10 Locations in Delhi-NCR in Fake Cancer Drugs Racket Case – News18


Reported By: Anshul Singh

Last Updated: March 18, 2024, 18:51 IST

The vials were filled with random and cheap medicines and were sold at exorbitant rates. (Getty)

The directorate has recovered about Rs 65 lakh in cash from two locations and another Rs 23 lakh from the house of Suraj Shat. Shat hid the money in a bean bag

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday conducted raids on at least 10 locations in Delhi-NCR as part of a money laundering investigation linked to a fake cancer drugs manufacturing and selling racket.

These raids were conducted at the premises of the main suspect and associates that include Viphil Jain, Suraj Shat, Neeraj Chauhan, Parvez Malik, Komal Tiwari, Abhinay and Tushar Chauhan. The directorate has recovered about Rs 65 lakh in cash from two locations and another Rs 23 lakh from the house of Suraj Shat. Shat hid the money in a bean bag.

The agency has also been able to seize incriminating documents from the residence of the accused along with details related to movable and immovable assets. Police suspect that the gang targeted over 200 cancer patients and are in the process of tracing them.

Delhi Police ISC’s crime branch on Wednesday unearthed a racket of manufacturing and selling of counterfeit cancer and chemotherapy drugs with the arrest of 7 persons. The vials were filled with random and cheap medicines and were sold at exorbitant rates.

The gang spent at least Rs 150-200 on each vial of an injection and sold these in the market between Rs 1-3 lakh, depending on the brand that was refilled.

On Friday, cops were able to arrest 4 more people working at various cancer cure facilities who were involved in the last-mile delivery of these vials. The accused have been identified as Rohit Singh Bisht, 36, a resident of New Moti Nagar, and Jitendra, 33, Majid Khan, 34, and Sajid, 33, all from Gurugram in Haryana.

During interrogation, police found that an accused named Neeraj Chauhan was buying filled vials, supposedly from employees of hospitals, following which the four people were arrested, police said.

Bisht works as a daycare in-charge in the chemotherapy unit of a reputed hospital in Delhi. He supplied filled Keytruda/Opdyta vials to Neeraj. He would save the vials from the patient’s dose and sell them to Neeraj, a senior police officer said.

Bisht, who has a diploma in general nursing, used to get Rs 65,000 for Keytruda and Rs 35,000 for Opdyta. He has been working at the hospital for the last 10 years. Neeraj roped him in during a visit to the hospital for marketing. He was arrested on Wednesday from Dwarka, the officer said.

Neeraj visited him for empty vials and packaging, police said. Sajid works in the oncology department of a hospital in Gurugram as a nursing staff. He used to supply Keytruda and Opdyta to Khan. Three empty vials with a box and two Opdyta packaging were recovered from his possession, police said.

During the investigation, police seized 14 bank accounts belonging to the accused with a deposit of Rs 92.81 lakh, police added.

(with PTI inputs)



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