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Bombay HC to hear Petition seeking FIR against BJP MP Sujay Patil for unauthorized procurement and distribution of Remdesivir

By Athira Nair      May 01, 2021      0 Comments
Bombay HC BJP MP Sujay Patil Remdesivir

Four agriculturists have filed a petition in the Bombay HC against Dr. Sujay Vikhe Patil, BJP Member of Parliament from Ahmednagar, for allegedly procuring unauthorized distribution of 10,000 Remdesivir injections.

The plea states that to impress the voters and to create chaos, politicians like Sujay Vikhe are indulging in such tactics for procuring and stocking the injections. One doesn’t know whether the medicines went to the needy. 

It provided reference to two twitter videos as proof, in which Patil is seen sitting inside an aircraft, allegedly with remdesivir, claiming that he has procured the vials from confidential sources for the poor and the needy, adding that some of it was distributed to the Sai Baba Hospital and Ahmednagar district hospital. The Plea alleges that many vials were distributed in Patil’s private hospital in Pravara.

The petition was filed by Arun Punjaji Kadu (70), Eknath Chandrabhan Ghogre(64), Balasaheb Kerunath Vikhe (62) and Dadasaheb Kushabapu Pawar, all residents of Ahmednagar. They emphasized in their plea that vials purchased without authorization might have been purchased from the black market.

The plea also stated that local authorities have thereby made no effort to even check the number of injections Patil has procured, how many have he used and to whom they have was distributed.

It further noted that Members of Parliament have no authority to purchase and distribute any medical equipment or medicines under the law.

The petition has thereby sought directions for filing of an FIR against Patil on the above mentioned grounds.



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