March 27, 2009 1:30:07 am
A joint operation team,comprising District Drug Inspectors of Mohali,Ropar and Nawanshahr,besides one medical officer from the Mohali Civil Hospital,raided six chemist shops and recovered intoxicants worth nearly Rs 50,000 from different parts of the city on Thursday. They could,however,not catch the accused,as they had shut down their clinics and fled before the arrival of the raiding parties. They also failed to produce the valid sale and purchase record of the ScheduleH drugs. Mohali Drug Inspector Amit Duggal,told Newsline that he,along with Drug Inspectors Neha Suri (Ropar),Ramandeep Kaur (Nawanshahr) and Dr Iqbal Singh checks shops in Jagatpura,Kharar and Kurali to check the illegal sale of habit forming drugs without valid prescription from registered medical practitioners. Duggal said the erring chemists will be issued notices under the relevant sections of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act,to showcause as to why action should not be taken against them for being involved in illegal sale,purchase and stock of ScheduleH drugs. The action was taken following reports of illegal sale of habit forming drugs by certain chemists and the presence of quacks in the city. Duggal further warned them against any illegal practice,which he said will be dealt with sternly according to the law. Raids on chemists and quacks will continue in future and no illegal trade will be allowed in this area, Duggal added.
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