Nab all accused: Court directs Govt

Police Asked To Execute Non-Bailable Warrants By May 27

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

DA RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 24: Taking note of the spurious drug scam in Jammu and Kashmir, a local Court here on Wednesday ordered immediate arrest of all the 15 persons whose names cropped up during investigations conducted by the state authorities into the horrendous racket that has triggered massive public outrage across the state.
The Court issued non-bailable warrants against the accused, directing the police to produce them before the Court on the next date of hearing on May 27, 2013.
The TADA Court, designated as Special Court to hear cases related to spurious and adulterated drugs, passed the directions on a complaint filed by the state through Drug Inspector, Zone-VI, Srinagar, seeking directions for action against the accused for offences related to supply of spurious drugs.
Special Magistrate, Muzaffar Iqbal Qureshi directed the Concerned SSPs to execute the non-bailable warrants after standing counsel for Drug Control, Musavir Wani argued that the accused have violated various sections of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and deserve to be punished.
The accused persons and companies alleged to be involved in the spurious drug trade were identified are Akhil Gadoo of Tomal Colony Bohri
Jammu, Amardeep Raina of Muthi Jammu, Ashok Kumar Raina of Muthi Jammu (Proprietors of M/S Life Line Pharmaco- Surgicals), Prem Prakash Barnwal of Uttar-Pradesh (Director of M/S Sanative Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd), Manjula Barnwal of UP (Director M/S Sanative Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd), Asok Kumar of Dehradun (Analytical Chemist of M/S Sanative Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd), Manoj Kumar Agarwal of Patna-Bihar (Director M/S Sanative Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd), Rahul Kumar Singh of Dehradun (Managing Director M/S Medley Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd Medley House of Mumbai), Arvind Billa (Proprietor of M/S Affy Parenterals Village Gullerwala of Himachal Pradesh), Vilas Bhimarao Thorat of Himachal Pradesh (Manufacturing Chemist of M/S Affy Parenterals Village Gullerwala), Suneet Bhardwaj of Himachal Pradesh (Manufacturing Chemist of M/S Affy Parenterals Village Gullerwala), Bipin Kumar of Himachal Pradesh (Analytical Chemist of M/S Affy Parenterals), Sanjay Mishra of Himachal Pradesh (Manufacturing Chemist of M/S Affy Parenterals Vill.Gullerwala) and Suraj Enterprises.
Following the surfacing of the drug scam the state government handed over the case to the Crime Branch for investigation.
The Organization has already arrested two persons in connection with the supply of the substandard drugs to the hospitals.
Besides, the state government has blacklisted Life Line Pharmaco Surgical Ltd and cancelled its drug license for supplying sub-standard antibiotic medicines.
In view of the gravity of the case the Union Health Ministry is separately investigating the case through Central Drug Standard Control Organization.
The scam surfaced earlier this month after it was exposed that two life saving drugs supplied to Kashmir hospitals - antibiotic Maximizen-625 and Curesef - were found of substandard quality.
The complainant stated in the Court that Sample of Maximizen lifted was found not to be of standard quality.
Subsequently it came to fore that two lakh tablets of the drug manufactured by M/S Life Line Pharmaco Surgicals, Dream City Mutthi Jammu were supplied to the hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir.
Accordingly drug alert notice was issued by the Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir to all the districts regarding the spurious/substandard drugs and the Drug Inspectors tracked the distribution pattern of the substandard drug and got seized about 34,916 tablets from different hospitals.
The maternity care hospital Lalla Ded was also supplied the spurious drug and accordingly 2119 tablets stocked were seized from there, stated the complaint.
In the past few weeks reports coming to fore showed that several drugs including injectbales, rolled bandages and even cotton supplied to the hospitals did not confirm to the prescribed standards.
The complainant told the court that during the course of investigation it was found that Akhil Gadoo, Amardeep Raina, Ashok Kumar Raina (C/O Proprietors of M/S Life Line Pharmaco- Surgicals) had conspired in connivance with others and got the spurious drug manufactured, marketed and distributed.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST




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