Himmatnagar Police books 4 for selling counterfeit medicines

Sabarkantha: The police have booked four individuals, including the owner of Ashapura Medical Agency, for allegedly selling counterfeit drugs. Authorities conducted a nighttime raid at the Himmatnagar-based medical agency eleven days ago. During the operation, officials found and seized counterfeit medicines valued at approximately Rs. 30 lakhs, which were subsequently sent for investigation. Now, a case has been filed at Himmatnagar’s B Division police station following a complaint made by an official of Food Department.

The complaint was lodged at Himmatnagar’s B Division Police Station by Drug Inspector KV Parmar of the Food and Drug Regulatory Department, Sabarkantha.

According to the complaint, Haresh Kumar Thakkar, the owner of the Ashapura Medical Agency, allegedly procured adulterated drugs from Vishal Gandhi in Surat without proper documentation. This was believed to be done with the intention of endangering public health by manufacturing, purchasing, storing, and selling unlicensed drugs, putting the lives and well-being of the public at risk. The sale of these unauthorized drugs took place through Ashapura Medical Agency, with Jyotish Trivedi and Mrigesh Thakkar of Himmatnagar allegedly facilitating the transactions, further deceiving the public.

PSI KV Khant from the Special Operations Group (SOG) confirmed that a case has been registered against the four individuals at Himmatnagar’s B Division Police Station based on the complaint filed by the Food Department. The inventory revealed a significant quantity of counterfeit medicines from five different brands, valued at Rs 23.95 lakhs. DeshGujarat