Imphal West: Arrested pharmacist remanded in police custody
The arrested pharmacist identified as one Phamdom Noteshor was accused of possessing illegal codeine containing cough syrup.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Thursday remanded a pharmacist who was arrested for possession of illegal codeine containing cough syrup in five-day police custody till June 28.
The accused Phamdom Noteshor, 53 years, son of (L) Ph Bokul Singh of Thongju Part – II Pichu Lampak, Imphal East district, Singjamei police station Manipur was produced before the court by the investigating officer of the case SI L Deepishwor Singh, through video conference (using Jitsi Meet) with a prayer for remanding him into police custody for five days till June 28.
The allegation levelled against the accused person is that 39 bottles marked as ‘Altorex – CD’, ‘RX Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Codeine Phosphate Syrup’ containing 10 mg of codeine phosphate in each bottle were found concealed in the roof of his pharmacy ‘Ibudhou Pharmacy’.
On hearing the submission of both the parties and from examination of the materials on record, the court opined that police custody remand of the accused is required for investigating the case properly.
The court remanded the accused into five days' police custody and forwarded the case record to the Special Judge NDPS.