A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed at Jyoti Nagar police station in Jaipur against Baba Ramdev, his aide and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Patanjali Ayurved, Acharya Balkrishna, and three others for allegedly making misleading claims that the herbal medicine company has found a cure for the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) called Coronil.
“The accused have put the life of common people at risk. Neither the Rajasthan government nor the Centre was informed about the clinical trials about Coronil,” said Jakhar, an advocate.
Two of the accused, Dr. Balbir Singh Tomar and Dr. Anurag Tomar, are the chairman and the director, respectively of the Jaipur-based NIMS University.
However, the Union Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) said it was unaware of Patanjali Ayurved’s claims.
The ministry has sought a report from the company about the composition, testing and other data of the drugs.
Patanjali Ayurved has also been asked to “stop advertising/publicising” the drug until the ministry examines its claims.