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VHP leader booked in multistate fake Remdesivir scam, Congress demands CBI probe


In a major embarrassment for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), its Narmada division’s chief Sarabjeet Singh Mokha has been booked by the Jabalpur Police for his involvement in the multistate fake Remdesivir scam. Gujarat Police had unearthed the scam earlier and arrested two people from a farmhouse near Surat where over one lakh fake Remdesivir injections were allegedly made from salt and glucose.

Mokha has been booked along with Devender Chaurasia and Swapan Jain for their alleged link in selling 1 lakh fake jabs of the antiviral drug that were sold to people trying to save their loved ones during the pandemic.

Mokha, who is the president of the Jabalpur VHP, also owns the City Hospital. Devendra Chaurasia works as his manager while Swapan Jain handles dealerships of pharma companies. While Swapan Jain has been arrested by the Surat Police, Mokha and Chaurasia are still absconding.

What Jabalpur Police said

Jabalpur additional SP Rohit Kashwani said, “The accused have been identified as Sarabjeet Singh Mokha, Devender Chaurasia and Swapan Jain, who have been booked under Sections 274, 275, 308 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code along with relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act and the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.”

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According to top sources, Mokha was in touch with the son of a top minister in the government and had got 500 fake Remdesivir injections from Indore and sold them to patients at his hospital for Rs 35,000-40,000.

Congress demand CBI probe

The Madhya Pradesh Congress has meanwhile demanded a CBI probe into the case. Congress MP Vivek Tankha said, “The CBI should investigate this multi-state scam. 3,000 such injections reached Indore, 3,500 reached Jabalpur. Who all were administered with these injections? If the CBI does not investigate, we will go to the court.”

He also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah to order a CBI probe in the multi-state fake Remdesivir scam.

“1 lac fake remdesivir produced in Guj are sold & costumed across many states including MP, Chhattisgarh, Delhi & Raj. Many pharmacies & hospitals involved. Thousands of patients duped & hundreds may have suffered death. @PMOIndia @AmitShah Isn’t this multistate case fit case for CBI,” he said.


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