Police say they not too long ago arrested a gang hooked on medicine, who dedicated a number of robberies
Cell phone snatching feels like a easy crime however a gang which was arrested not too long ago had gone to the extent of significantly injuring a sufferer to grab the cell phone, police mentioned.
A police investigation revealed that the accused concerned within the offence have been hooked on psychotropic medicine which have been procured throughout the counter in pharmacies within the metropolis. Now, the town police have warned of stringent motion in opposition to pharmacies that promote scheduled medicine with none prescription.
Joint Commissioner of Police, East, V. Balakrishnan mentioned, “Just lately, we arrested three youth in reference to the theft of a cell phone from a physician. On interrogation, we discovered that the accused have been drunk and had additionally taken some narcotic medicine procured from an area medical store to get intoxicated. On listening to this information, we now have informed medical outlets which have been promoting such scheduled medicine with none prescription to right away cease this criminal activity.”
“The house owners of pharmacies are totally conscious that they need to not promote scheduled medicine with none prescription or recommendation. If they’re promoting throughout the counter with none prescription, it might probably result in drug abuse. They can’t escape from negligence and felony culpability. The medical store house owners additionally ought to sensitise their salespersons to not promote scheduled medicine with out prescriptions,” mentioned Mr. Balakrishnan.
Police additionally plan to convene a gathering of chemists and druggists and officers who’re accountable for regulating the sale of medication.
Police mentioned the gang of youth attacked Vivek Patel, 34, a physician working in Most cancers Institute on the morning of March 11 whereas he was biking on Santhome Excessive Highway. They snatched his cell phone and fled the scene shortly.
The injured physician was admitted to a hospital and his spouse, Anjali Patel, lodged a grievance with the Mylapore police. The gang additionally attacked a 52-year-old girl who was on a morning stroll along with her husband in T. Nagar and robbed 10 sovereigns of gold jewelry from her. Her husband who tried to forestall the criminals was additionally stabbed by them earlier than they fled.