Patanjali misleading ads : SC exempts Ramdev, Balkrishna from personal appearance in next hearing

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Patanjali misleading ads : The top court noted that there has been a marked improvement in the attitude of Patanjali management

The Supreme Court on April 30 directed Patanjali to file the original page of the newspaper that contains unqualified public apology for violating the orders of the court. The court was hearing the contempt petition pertaining to misleading advertisements by Patanjali Ayurved. Registry has been directed to take it on record when it is filed. The Supreme Court also agreed to exempt Patanjali Ayurved’s promoter Ramdev and managing director Balkrishna from personal appearance only for the next hearing. Patanjali misleading ads

A bench of justices Hima Kohli and Ahsanuddin Amanullah pulled up Patanjali’s lawyers for not filing original copies of the public apology. The apex court said it had asked them to file the original papers of the apology; however, according to the court this was not done. Patanjali misleading ads

Patanjali’s lawyer said there are a total of 322 apologies in newspapers and that they are voluminous and it would have been difficult to file.

The top court also noted that there has been a marked improvement in the attitude of Patanjali management. “There has been a marked improvement. There was only Patanjali earlier, now there are names. We appreciate that. They have understood,” said SC. Patanjali misleading ads

Patanjali’s lawyer Mukul Rohatgi also flagged IMA president’s interview, which criticised the SC’s criticism of private doctors.

The apex court said it will take care of this and noted that this is ‘serious’. SC told IMA’s lawyer: “You have not covered yourself with glory. You will have to explain how you can decide what we can do.” Patanjali misleading ads

The court also pulled up the Uttarakhand government, where Patanjali Ayurved is based, for not doing enough.

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