Accused Gulshan Kumar Sharma, 33, was arrested on Thursday on a tip-off near Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital when he was going to deliver a consignment of such products. During interrogation, he disclosed that he was running a factory manufacturing duplicate medical equipment of foreign companies.

He took the police team to his Madipur factory from where his associate Ganesh Kumar Sharma, 26, was held.

"Their arrest led to the recovery of around 370 boxes of duplicate one touch horizon sugar test strips, 200 duplicate dialysis guide wires, 500 duplicate femoral catheters and some other equipment," said Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav.

Gulshan said that he indulged in this illegal activity since there is a huge cost difference between the original product and duplicate products.

"With the huge margin and difference in cost of the original and duplicate products, the accused were earning quick and easy money, and thereby intentionally putting huge number of patients in grave danger," added Yadav.

(Agencies)

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