- The offence has been registered on the basis of the complaint given by the Food and Drug Administration, Maharashtra.
- The FDA claims that these doctors were involved in adulteration of Ayurvedic medicines.
- According to the police, the accused were repackaging and mixing the Ayurveda drugs with the allopathy medicines.
According to the FDA officers, the samples which had been seized during the raid, tested positive for diclofenac sodium, which is an allopathy drug.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rakesh Tirpude, Joint Commissioner FDA Nagpur Division said, “An FIR has been registered against the Ayurveda doctors and an agency in connection with the medicine adulteration case. The FDA had raided premises of these doctors and the agency in January. During the raid, we found out that the doctors were manufacturing and selling spurious and misbranded drugs.”
Dr Tirpude further said, “We are keeping a close watch on the Ayurvedic drug manufacturers and the sellers in connection with the spurious and misbranded drugs.”
According to the FDA, the agency had raided two Ayurveda doctors in the month of January. During the raid, few capsules were seized from the possession of the doctors.
The FIR has been registered in Jaripataka and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) police station.