2 pharma company owners held by CBI for adulteration
CBI today arrested the proprietors of two pharmaceutical companies in Nagpur for allegedly manufacturing adulterated and spurious medicines.
The arrests were made following CBI searches at various pharmaceutical companies and hospitals in Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Bhopal.
"Gurbachan Singh and Navin Gadekar, proprietors of J P Herbal Pharmacy and Nalini Ayurvedic Company respectively, were arrested after it was revealed by the Drugs and Pharmaceutical Administration that the medicines were adulterated and spurious," CBI Joint Director (Western Region) Rishiraj Singh told reporters here.
Samples of 23 different types of medicines from 14 various manufacturing companies were collected and sent to the laboratory for chemical analysis, Singh said.
"The medicines collected are ones used by the public for common flu, cold, fever, headache and acidity," he said.
Searches were also conducted at the office of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) at suburban Sion.