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Posted at: Apr 17, 2018, 1:48 AM; last updated: Apr 17, 2018, 1:48 AM (IST)

Storekeeper jailed in medicine scam case

Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 16

Additional Sessions Judge Varinder Aggarwal has convicted a storekeeper of Civil Surgeon’s office, Vinod Kumar, a resident of Shivpuri here, in a case pertaining to medicine scam worth Rs 4.58 lakh. He has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for five years. A fine of Rs 2.2 lakh has also been imposed on him.

Delivering the verdict, the court held him guilty of indulging in corruption, misappropriating medicines and forging documents.

A case against him was registered at the Vigilance Bureau police station on August 10, 2006.

According to the prosecution, he was working as a storekeeper. He showed a huge quantity of medicines supplied to different health centres.

After an inquiry, it was found that he supplied less medicine to several centres and no drugs at all to others. He forged documents to hide this misappropriation of medicines.

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