UP police busted a gang selling adulterated blood, 5 arrested

GNS / Lucknow: Five persons, including the mastermind, was arrested for selling adulterated blood, the whole racket was busted in Faizullaganj area of Madiaon . The arrests were made by UP Special Task Force.

The accused were identified as Naseem Ali, Rashid, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, Pankaj Tripathi and Rajnish Nigam, all residents of Lucknow. Ali was the gang’s mastermind and owner-cum doctor of a nursing home in Faizullaganj. Raghvendra and Pankaj work as technicians at a private blood bank in the city.

STF got a tip-off that the gang used to collect and prepare blood bags in Ali’s home in Rukmaniganj in Faizullaganj and sold it illegally in prominent government hospitals. The gang also had a small unit in the sixth lane in Nishatganj.

STF sleuths recovered 8,000 fake blood labels of city hospitals, blood bags, seals and kits of famous druggists, HIV testing kits etc, from Ali’s home.

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