Court issues non-bailable warrant against pharma distributor for selling substandard drugs

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Sopore: A local court here on Monday issued a non-bailable warrant against a Pharma distributor for not complying with its directions.

Reports said that Court of Additional Sessions Judge, Sopore issued an arrest warrant against Phrama distributor and proprietor of ‘Al-Hayat Pharmaceuticals Distrubutors’ Shabir Ahmad Dar, after he failed to present himself before the court. The case is related to sale of substandard drugs.

A complaint in 2014 was filed against the Distributor and proprietor under Drugs and Cosmetic Act after a vaccine Phenergan B (Batch number PTO 337) of the Nicholas Piramal India Ltd Company had been declared of sub standard quality by Drug Analyst Jammu in its Report vide No CFDL/LS/Act tests.

The Sample was lifted by a team of Drug Department from Al Hayat Pharmaceutical Distributors Sopore in 2008 which was Sent to Drug Laboratory Jammu where the said sample was declared as substandard.

The drug department was represented by Advocate Saleem Yousuf.


(With inputs from CNS)

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