A drugstore owner has been arrested in the capital over the illegal possession of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine shots at his store.
Drugstore owner Bijoy Krishna Talukder was arrested during a raid in the capital's Dakshinkhan area late Wednesday, confirmed Biplob Goswami, assistant commissioner of DMP's Dakshinkhan zone.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted the drive and seized two vials of Moderna Covid-19 shots and ten empty vials of the vaccine.
A case has been filed with Dakshinkhan Police station in this regard.
Besides, Police produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand prayer for the pharmacy owner for interrogating him.
According to police sources, the recovered vaccine shots can be used to inoculate some 14-16 people.
Reportedly, the pharmacy had been charging Tk500 per jab.
However, it is not yet confirmed how many people have been vaccinated there so far.