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BJP Pressuring Police: Maharashtra Interior Minister Over Actions By Pharmaceutical Company Remdesivir | India News


MUMBAI: Maharashtra Interior Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Sunday accused the BJP of trying to pressure the Mumbai police and interfering in their work, and warned that such attempts will not be tolerated.
Speaking to reporters, he said that city police had received specific information that 50,000 vials of remdesivir were being brought into the city, adding that the director of Bruck Pharma was called in for questioning on Saturday in that regard.
But opposition leaders in the state legislature, Devendra Fadnavis and Pravin Darekar, along with their colleagues, went to the police station and asked officials why the company director was called and for what, Walse Patil said.
“The police can call anyone for questioning and the actions of the BJP leaders amount to putting pressure on officials and interfering in official work. Such action is not correct and will not be tolerated in the future,” he said.
Asked whether the police will take action against the BJP leaders, Walse Patil said he would discuss the issue with his colleagues and make the appropriate decision.
Stocks of remdesivir were not seized, but we believe they exceeded 50,000 stocks, he added.
The director of the company showed the permission letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell the shares to the Maharashtra government, the minister said.
Earlier, when the FDA gave company director Rajesh Dokania permission to supply shares to Maharashtra, he had expressed his inability to meet the commitment, Walse Patil said.
“It is being investigated whether the shares were going to be sold to individuals or to the government. Currently, the shares are in the company. They were not going to the government. They are investigating to find out who it was being sent to.” given, “he said.
The shares cannot be sold to political parties, he said.
Meanwhile, the president of the Maharashtra Congress, Nana Patole, demanded action against Fadnavis and Darekar for “pressuring the police to let escape” the management of the pharmaceutical company, which is suspected of hoarding Remdesivir injections.
In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Patole claimed that Fadnavis had told police that Remdesivir’s actions were brought in with the permission of union ministers.
“When Remedisivir cannot be sold to individuals, how did Fadnavis get permission? Has the central government given the go-ahead to the BJP and Fadnavis to hoard Remdesivir?” He asked.
According to the police, they had received information that Remdesivir’s shares were to be transferred abroad by air cargo, despite the ban on the export of the drug.
Police questioned Dokania on Saturday night. Upon hearing this, Fadnavis and Darekar rushed to the police station. His appearance at the police station has now sparked a political fight between the government of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) led by Shiv Sena and the opposition party over the shortage of health supplies.

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