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Pharmacist arrested for stealing mask&medicines in pune
3/9/2020 3:39:16 PM
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A hospital official said that the accused is a qualified pharmacist who has been working with medical stores at the hospital for the past four years.pharmacist was arrested in Maharashtra's Pune city on Sunday for stealing a hundred masks, which are in high demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.The accused, 28-year-old Suyash Pandhare, is a pharmacist working with a renowned hospital in Pune. He hails from Vavarhire village of Maharashtra's Satara district.The accused was caught on CCTV stealing N95 masks worth Rs 1,253, injections worth Rs 9,597 and ointments worth Rs 1,750. Along with this were items worth Rs 23,100 which included Augmentin 625 mg tablets, calcium tablets, antacid capsules and renecar tablets which are used for kidney patients undergoing dialysis.The incident came to light early on Sunday around 8 am.In the police complaint filed by Alen Anthony Thomas, he said the accused Suyash was spotted hurriedly walking away from the medical store section of the hospital. As people grew suspicious, the accused was asked why he was walking away from the medical store section early in the morning when it starts functioning.Suyash cited the reason saying he had a night shift. However, he was seen carrying several bags. While frisking him, it was found that he was carrying items worth Rs 35,000. When the CCTV footage was analysed, it was confirmed that he stole all the items while it was dark.Hospital authorities immediately filed an FIR with Koregaon Park police station. Speaking to India Today, a hospital official confirmed the theft. The official said that the accused Suyash is a qualified pharmacist who has been working with medical stores at the hospital for the past four years.

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