NEW DELHI: A local court in Haridwar has slapped Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved’s five production units with a fine of Rs 11 lakh for “misbranding and putting up misleading advertisements” for their products.
Additional District Magistrate Lalit Narayan Mishra’s court has asked the company to pay the fine within a month. According to the court, Patanjali Ayurved’s ads allegedly claimed that its products were manufactured at its own units when they were in fact manufactured somewhere else.
A case was filed in the court against the company in 2012 by the District Food Safety Department after samples of mustard oil, salt, pineapple jam, besan and honey produced by Patanjali failed quality tests at the Rudrapur laboratory.
However, reacting to the court order, the yoga guru accused the Congress government in Uttarakhand of “malicious intentions”.
“Congress Govt in Uttrakhand had filed this case with malicious intentions in 2012.None of our advts are misleading.We’ll challenge in court,” he tweeted.