He claims to have stolen the vial from the pharmacy

Despite questions raised by medical experts and doctors on the efficacy of Remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19, demand in the black market continues unabated.

The Talaghattapura police on Thursday arrested a 22-year-old employee of a pharmacy attached to a private hospital for allegedly selling a vial of Remdesivir for ₹20,000.

Acting on a tip-off, Sub-inspector Srikanth Pammar R. caught the accused, Hemanth A. He reportedly claimed to be an employee of a pharmacy attached to Ritu Hospital on 80 Feet Road, and have stolen the vial to sell for a profit.

The accused has been booked under the Drugs Control Act.

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