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Patanjali soan papdi fails quality test, assistant manager and two others fined & sentenced to prison for 6 months

Three people, including Patanjali Ayurved's assistant manager, were sentenced to six-month prison terms and fined for a failed quality test of a food product. Legal action was taken after issues were flagged with Patanjali Navratna Elaichi Soan Papdi in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.

Patanjali soan papdi fails quality test, assistant manager and two others sentenced to prison for 6 months (Photo: Reuters)Premium
Patanjali soan papdi fails quality test, assistant manager and two others sentenced to prison for 6 months (Photo: Reuters)

Three people, including the assistant manager of Patanjali Ayurved, received fines and six-month prison sentences from the chief judicial magistrate in Pithoragarh, according to a Live Hindustan report. 

This followed the failure of a Patanjali food product in a quality test at a testing laboratory in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, it added.

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Quality Concerns Raised

As per the report, a food safety inspector flagged issues with Patanjali Navratna Elaichi Soan Papdi at Lila Dhar Pathak's shop in Berinag, Pithoragarh, in 2019. Samples were collected, and notices were sent to Kanaha Ji Distributor in Ramnagar and Patanjali Ayurved in Haridwar. By December 2020, the Rudrapur testing laboratory notified the state food safety department of the product's substandard quality.

Legal cases were then filed against businessman Lila Dhar Pathak, distributor Ajay Joshi, and Patanjali assistant manager Abhishek Kumar. Each received a six-month prison sentence and fines of 5,000, 10,000, and 25,000, respectively.

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Supreme Court Scrutiny

The Supreme Court of India (SC) on May 14 reserved its order on a contempt plea against Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna, and others in the Patanjali misleading advertisements case.

The apex court bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Ahsanuddin Amanullah also exempted Ramdev and Balkrishna from personal appearance in the case. at the next hearing.

Further, the SC granted Patanjali time to file affidavits indicating the steps taken to recall ads of the products of which licenses have been suspended and for recalling medicines.

The affidavit, to be filed in three weeks, will also explain the steps taken to recall Patanjali products whose licenses have been suspended, as per Bar and Bench.

Further, during the same hearing, the SC also heavily criticized the Indian Medical Association (IMA) President Dr RV Asokan for interviewing the press about its orders in the case.

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Published: 19 May 2024, 12:32 PM IST
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