The accused has been identified as Vikas Kumar (33), a resident of Nayatullah in Patna district of Bihar.
Briefing media persons, Cuttack Additional DCP, Anil Mishra said that accused Vikas Kumar was arrested on December 6 in connection with a case registered at Purighat police station here.
“ During interrogation, Rahul Kyal of VR Drug Agency and Sanjay Jalan of M/S Puja Enterprisers who were earlier arrested by Purighat police for distributing the spurious life-saving medicines, had revealed they had purchased the fake drugs from Vikas Kumar, among others,” Mishra said.
“The accused was produced in SDJM court in Patna on December 6 and brought on transit remand here on Wednesday. He will be produced in court today. We will request for a three-day police remand for further investigation,” he added.
With the arrest of Vikas Kumar, the city police have arrested three persons from Bihar and four from Odisha, so far, in connection with the alleged fake medicine racket.