The Crime Branch in Tamil Nadu is suspecting a bigger conspiracy in the sales of spurious/expired drugs with the investigation revealing possible involvement of doctors.
So far the CB-CID investigation in the case had assumed that the principal players in the racket were selling fake drugs through medical stores. However the interrogation of the accused has revealed that some doctors were also in the racket who sold the drugs to their patients even when they were aware that the drugs were either fake or had expired.
"Till now we thought they supplied medicines only through drug stores. Many doctors have pharmacies at their homes and we suspect the drugs could have been sold through these. Now we will have to identify the doctors who knowingly put their patients at risk", a CB-CID official said.
A 45-year old sweeper at the government hospital was arrested by the investigators and was charged with supplying drugs from the hospital to those who were in the racket while another raid carried out at a godown in Egmore revealed a cache of spurious drugs worth Rs 2 crore.