Bathinda: Bathinda court on Monday sent the Mumbai based pharmaceutical firm Reliance Life Sciences’ marketing manager Zahir Vohra in five-day police custody. The Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of Punjab police had arrested Vohra in connection with recovery of huge quantity of fake blood plasma here on June 13. Vohra had reportedly come to join the investigation in connection with the case in which five persons were arrested few days back. Police opted to arrest him on the spot and produced in the court seeking his remand to investigate the case further. The cops also claimed that he was not responding to the queries properly.
Assistant Inspector General of CI wing Ajay Maluja, speaking to media persons, said that Vohra had joined the investigation on Saturday but he did not answer the questions properly and found his intention malafide so he was arrested under Section 420 (cheating) and 120 B of the IPC (criminal conspiracy) and also under Drugs and Cosmetics Act. The police would also be bringing the file from the private firm related to the blood plasma for further investigation, he disclosed. According to CI officials Vohra had signed the agreement with main accused Dilbagh Singh for supplying the blood plasma to his firm but it has been found that Vohra was not an authorised signatory of the firm which indicated foul play at his part also.
Besides, the police also recovered the papers from Dilbagh, which had the stamps of Gujarat and Vohra was found to be the resident of Ahmedabad. Police had also procured some other evidences against Vohra. It is pertinent to mention that police and health department officials in a joint operation had recovered as many as 21,752 pouches of “fake blood plasma” from a truck having refrigeration facility near village Behman Dewana on June 13. Those arrested are identified as Dilbagh Singh, a head lab technician in a medical college located Bhucho, his associate in lab Paramjit Singh, another Paramjit Singh, a lab technician in a private hospital located just next to Civil Hospital Bathinda and his brother Narinder Singh from Behman Dewana village and Lal Bahadur Singh driver of truck. All five were sent to 14-day judicial custody.
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