Published On : Thu, Sep 1st, 2016

High Court rejects anticipatory bail to trader involved in medicine scam

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Nagpur: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court Bench has refused anticipatory bail to accused Sachin Kothari of M/s Kothari Pharma, Shop No. 35 Shridevi Ratan, Complex, Ayaram Devi Chowk, Nagpur.

The allegations against Sachin Kothari is that he had defrauded Indoco Remedies Limited, Indoco House, 166 C.S.T. Road, Santacruz (East),  Mumbai by preparing forged documents and thereby misappropriated medicine in huge quantities.

Complaint against Sachin Kothari was lodged by Manish Shetty who is working as Deputy Manager, Institution Administration Department, Indoco Remedies Limited. The complaint against Sachin Kothari was that, he was working as distributor of defrauded Indoco Remedies Limited at Nagpur.

On March 22, 2016, Sachin Kothari sent email to Indoco Remedies Limited and placed order for medicines worth Rs. 407850/- at discounted rates by forging documents of GMC and Hospital Nagpur. Sachin Kothari forged purchase orders and tax invoices of GMC and Hospital Nagpur and thereby purchased medicines worth Rs.407850/- for only Rs. 120780/- and misappropriated the medicines and sold the same in open marked. It is pertinent to mention that, medicines were meant to be supplied to poor through GMC and Hospital Nagpur.

Similarly on March 18, 2016 and April 28, 2016, Sachin Kothari sent email to Indoco Remedies Limited and placed order for medicines worth Rs.2220870/- at discounted rates by forging documents of M/s Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha. Sachin Kothari forged purchase orders and tax invoices of GMC and Hospital Nagpur and thereby purchased medicines worth Rs. 2220870/- for only Rs. 658570/- and misappropriated the medicines and sold the same in open marked. It is pertinent to mention that, medicines were meant to be supplied to poor through M/s Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha.

Thus Sachin Kothari had defrauded Indoco Remedies Limited by forging documents of GMC and Hospital, Nagpur and M/s Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha by forging purchase orders and tax invoices. Sachin Kothari further misappropriated medicines worth Rs. 27, 00,000/- which were meant for poor people by selling the same in open market.

Advocate Mahesh Singh and Advocate Rahul Dhande appeared for Sachin Kothari. Advocate Mir Nagman Ali appeared for Indoco Remedies Limited.  Advocate T. A. Mirza represented the state.