FIR against Ramdev Baba and 4 others for announcing ‘Coronil’

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In yet another jolt to Patanjali group, Rajasthan police registered an FIR against group chairman Ramdev Baba and CEO Acharya Balkrishna besides three others for allegedly making misleading claims that the herbal medicine company has found a cure for COVID-19 called Coronil.

According to the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), south, Jaipur, Avnish Parashar, the complaint was lodged by an advocate Balbir Jakhar who accused Ramdev Baba, Acharya Balkrishna, Balbir Singh Tomar, Anurag Tomar and Anurag Varshney of endangering the public lives by making false claims of finding a COVID-19 vaccine as they neither informed the Rajasthan government nor the Centre about the clinical trials of Coronil.

“Subsequently, they were booked under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954”, said Avnish Parashar.

The 2 accused Balbir Singh Tomar and Anurag Tomar are the chairman and the director of the Jaipur-based NIMS University while the fifth accused, Varshney, is a scientist at Patanjali Ayurved.