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CBI NABBED CDSCO BADDI DRUG INSPECTOR TAKING BRIBE OF RS. ONE LAC AND 3 COMPANY PROMOTORSIN AMRITSAR, REMANDED FOUR DAY CUSTODY

August 14, 2019 08:24 PM
office of M/s Kwality Pharmaceuticals Ltd of Amritsar

Chandigarh/Amritsar/Baddi (HP) (Face2News)

 Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Anti corruption cell reported to have nabbed Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) Drug Inspector Ankur Bansal posted at Baddi in Solan Distt. (HP) on Wednesday taking bribe of Rs. On Lac. The other four accused arrested identified as Ramesh Arora, MD,Ajay Kumar Arora, Director, Karunakar Tiwari, Chief Pharmacist, M/s Kwality Pharmaceuticals Ltd of Amritsar and Delhi  and their Driver Nirmal Singh. 

All the accused were produced beforfe the CBI Court in Mohali where all the accused were sent to CBI custody for four days.

CBI sources said the CBI team also arrested two promoters of leading Pharmaceutical Company on charge of giving bribe. Thid was the first case of the region when Company owners and promoters were nabbed giving bribe. CBI team was chasing the Drug Inspector.

It is learnt that Ankur Bansal, who was posted at Zonal office of CDSCO with jurisdiction of Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, had gone to inspection of a pharmaceutical company at Amritsar, where he was caught in CBI trap. CBI team also searched the office at Baddi and resident of accused Ankur Bansal , situated on Hill view at Baddi, besides company promotors residences and offices  in Amritsar and Delhi.   

CBI had registered a case under section 120-B of IPC and Section 7, 8 & 12 of PC Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018). It was alleged that transaction of bribe money would take place between the accused persons including Drug Inspector, Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Baddi, Solan (Himachal Pradesh); Managing Director of Amritsar-based private persons and others.

It was further alleged that the public servant demanded a bribe of Rs.One lakh in lieu of closure of file related to the said private firm and favourable action as the samples of dobutamine injection manufactured/processed by the said firm were collected by Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for testing and the said samples got failed during testing. CBI caught the Drug Inspector while accepting the bribe of Rs.One Lakh and the driver for offering the bribe on behalf of the MD & others of the said private firm. Later on, the MD, Director and Chief Pharmacist were also arrested. 

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