Srinagar, Dec 21 ——- A local court here has returned a charge sheet filed by police and directed further investigation into case regarding sale of expired injection at a private clinic last month.


Police had presented the chargesheet before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, Massarat Shaheen against two salesmen working at the clinic— Endocrine and Diabetes Center—under section 336,420 RPC.

The case, as reported exclusively by GNS, was registered by the police after a resident of Soura Srinagar along with his wife moved concerned police station with a complaint that he purchased the expired medicines from Endocrine and Diabetes Center on the perception by Dr. Hayat.

During statement under section 161 CrPC, he had stated that doctor was also involved in the act to sell the expired drugs.

“The first lacuna in the investigation is as to who is the person who is running Endocrine and Diabetes Center and on whose name the license has been issued, whether the person on whose name the license has been issued has any partnership with Dr. Hayat and whether both the persons have the common object to sell the expired medicines/drugs to the patients,” the CJM said, adding, “The case has already concluded against two persons who are salesmen of the Endocrine and Diabetes Center.

This Court is unable to understand as to how these two persons are involved in the commission of offence when the medicines have been purchased by the pharmacist who is running the shop.”

The court also observed that the investigation was also silent as to from where he has purchased those medicines and what was the interest in between the doctor who has issued prescription slip in order to get medicines from Endocrine and Diabetes Center.

“Hence the present case is a fit case for further investigation under section 173(8) of CrPC,” the court said, accordingly directed the SSP Srinagar to undergo further investigation of the case through a competent officer not below the rank of Dy. S.P after taking into consideration the observations made by it. (GNS)

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