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Fake drug unit busted in Delhi

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In a major crackdown, the Crime Branch of Delhi PolicePolicePolice has busted a unit manufacturing fake life-saving drugs meant for the treatment of COVID-19 and “black fungus” (mucormycosis) patients, and arrested 10 people, including two doctors, officials on Sunday.

The medicines were being black marketed via WhatsApp, they said.

According to the police, one of the accused, Mayank Taluja (25), worked as a COVID-19 volunteer for two-three months and came in contact with a salesperson named Waseem Khan, who worked at Al Khidmat Medicos.

Soon, Mr. Taluja began advertising his mobile number on various WhatsApp groups that injectable drugs for the treatment of black fungus were available with him, they said.