FDA demands registration of FIR in Mayo sting after 12 days, police say ‘no’
The police have flatly refused to register a second FIR in the same matter.
Nagpur: In a fresh twist, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) woke up from its slumber on Tuesday to reach the Tehsil police station to register a brand new FIR in the Mayo sting operation case.
The police have flatly refused to register a second FIR in the same matter. On the date of February 16, the police also wrote a letter to the Food and Drugs Administration, Which was followed by another letter this week, but the drug regulatory authority completely refused to register an FIR yet before its metamorphosis on Tuesday.
Zonal DCP Gorakh Bhamre has also said about this that the police had repeatedly sought complaints from the Food and Drugs Administration, which they have been refusing till now.
“We will now include his complaint and issues in our evidence to strengthen the case. But, the police could have got the custodial remand of the pharmacist and the trespasser had already filed a complaint with the FDA,” Gorakh Bhamre said.
Police and FDA had returned empty-handed from the pharmacy
Meanwhile, three different drug licenses from the pharmacists concerned have just come to the fore, further complicating the case of illegal drug sales at Mayo Hospital.
The FDA, which is likely to file a police complaint in this regard, is currently under investigation.
Sources said the pharmacist had surrendered one license, and immediately procured another from the FDA under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. The pharmacist also has another license in his father’s name.
The FDA, along with the police, had on February 15 visited the pharmacy at Pardi after it was found to have illegally sold and supplied medicines to Sumeet Sonulkar in Ward No. 44 of the Surgical Complex at Mayo Hospital.
Police and FDA had returned empty-handed from the pharmacy and Pharmacist Rakesh Khandare was allowed to produce the documents the very next day, thereby weakening the police case against him.
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