Bhubaneswar : Police Saturday raided a number of medical stores in Orissa's Bolangir district after busting a spurious medicine manufacturing unit in the region and seizing fake drugs worth over Rs.20 million.
A police team raided a factory owned by Sankarlal Agarwal at Kantabanji town, over 400 km from here, late Friday and had seized the fake drugs, district police chief Himansu Kumar Lal, who led the team, told IANS.
"On Friday and Saturday, we raided at least 15 medicine shops in various parts of the district to which Agarwal supplied the fake drugs from his unit," Lal said, adding, all these shops have been sealed.
During interrogation, Agarwal confessed that he had supplied the fake medicines to the neighbouring states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, apart from places in Orissa, he said.
The spurious medicines manufactured by Agarwal included paracetamol, the common anti-fever and pain-relieving drug, the police official added.
The accused was manufacturing and selling at least a thousand varieties of fake drugs including some ayurvedic medicines, Lal said.