Days after Patanjali Ayurved launched the "Coronil" medicine with the claim that it can be used for the treatment of Covid-19, a pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, an FIR was filed in Jaipur against yoga guru Ramdev, Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna and four others. The FIR alleges that Baba Ramdev was "misleading" people by propagating Patanjali Ayurved's drug Coronil as a cure for the infection.
The launch of the drug Coronil by yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday triggered a debate after which the Ayush Ministry sought all information on its trial and put a ban on advertising it as a drug to cure coronavirus.
The FIR was filed on Friday in Jaipur's Jyoti Nagar Police Station against Ramdev, Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna, scientist Anurag Varshney, NIMS Chairman Balbir Singh Tomar and Director Anurag Tomar for allegedly indulging in misleading propagation of “Coronil as a medicine which could be used for the treatment of Covid-19.”
Earlier, a criminal complaint was filed in a Bihar court against yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna, alleging that they have misled and put at risk the lives of lakhs of people by claiming to have developed medicine to treat Covid-19.