Police today arrested a man along with a huge quantity of Oxytocin injections from Konwal Galli area in the city. According to senior official, raid was conducted after a tip off that a man was illegally using the same.
Oxytocin injection, which causes harmful effects on humans as well as livestock, is allegedly used to extract milk from milch animals.
Police have taken Gangadhar Gavli into custody and he has told police that he bought the injection from Maharashtra.
Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, oxytocin is a Schedule-H drug and is required to be supplied on the prescription of a registered medical practitioner only. The formulation of oxytocin injection is required to be packed in single unit blister packet to avoid its misuse. In spite of several provisions, the drug in the form of injection (crude concoction) continues to be sold in a clandestine way by anti-social elements to dairy owners.