Yog Guru Baba Ramdev’s established the FMCG Company Patanjali Ayurved, is facing harsh situation as the Haridwar court has been charged with a fine of Rs 11 Lakh for indulging into misleading advertisements.
The court found the Patanjali Ayurved Limited guilty of misleading and misrepresentation of its products.
According to sources, on August 16, 2012, the Department of food safety in Haridwar took the samples of some products which were later sent for the testing. Following the incident when the samples failed to prove their quality tests which later lead to court interference in November 2012, the Department of food safety filed a case in the Haridwar Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Court against the Patanjali Ayurved which is based in Haridwar.
According to sources, in the year 2012, the department of food safety filled a case against the company after the samples of salt, mustard oil, besan, pineapple jam, and honey taken by the department got failed in proving its quality test at Rudrapur laboratory.
Haridwar Food Safety Officer Yogendra Pandey said in a statement that, “The case went on for four years and on December 1, the ADM court asked Patanjali Ayurved to pay Rs. 11 lakh as fine for indulging in misbranding and misleading advertising”.
According to the statement issued by the court, it quoted that, “in contravention of Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulation 2011”.
If reports are to be believed then Baba Ramdev has often said in a statement that, “I do not need celebrities to endorse my products, since I am alone suffice in doing it. People all over India believe in me”.