Lucknow, April 23
Four folks had been arrested right here on Friday for alleged black-marketing of remdesivir injections, police mentioned.
After receiving a tip-off, a group from Naka Hindola police station arrested Ram Sagar, Amandeep Madan, Ankur Vaishya and Anshu Gupta close to the Charbagh Metro Station, Police Commissioner DK Thakur mentioned.
Police have recovered 116 remdesivir injections and Rs 1.94 lakh from the accused, he mentioned, including that an FIR was registered in opposition to them.
Remdesivir injections are presently in excessive demand because the drug is used in the therapy of COVID-19 sufferers.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier directed officers to take strict motion in opposition to these concerned in the black-marketing of remdesivir and oxygen cylinders in the state.
He had ordered them to take motion beneath the National Security Act (NSA) and the Gangsters Act in opposition to these concerned in the follow. PTI