A Public Interest Litigation was filed before the Rajasthan High Court alleging misrepresentation on behalf of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd.
The matter titled Sunil Kumar Singh v. State of Rajasthan & Ors was filed as a Civil Writ Petition (PIL) before the Rajasthan High Court alleging misrepresentation on behalf of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. (Respondent No. 5) in as much as they did not sought approvals for the trials conducted with relation to Coronil tablet.
Shri Madho Swami (Local Counsel), Shri Simranjeet Singh and Shri Mizan Siddiqui from Athena Legal Appeared for Patanjali Group.
The Petitioner also alleged that Patanjali was wrongfully advertising the Coronil Tablet as a cure for Covid-19 Coronavirus. The Petitioner sought for issuance of a Writ to ban the medicine launched by Patanjali; to take strict action against Patanjali and to award the cost of the Petition to the Petitioner.
After hearing Rajasthan High Court issued notices to the Respondents vide Order dated 08.07.2020. Subsequently, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. filed its appearance and further sought time to file a Counter Affidavit.
The Petitioner also argued that an injunction is granted and passed against the Respondents which would effectively prevent Patanjali Ayurved Ltd from advertising Coronil even as a covid management ayurvedic medicine.
The counsel for Patanjali Ayurved Ltd vehemently opposed the same and apprised the Court of the e-mail dated 30.06.2020 of the Ministry of Ayush addressed to Patanjali which noted that Divya Pharmacy, Patanjali Research Foundation Trust had initiated necessary activities for the management of Covid-19 appropriately and consequently allowed the distribution of Coronil tablets.
In view of the same, the Hon’ble High Court refused to grant an injunction to the Petitioner and posted the matter for further arguments.
When the matter was finally listed on 07.01.2021, the Petitioner appeared before the Hon’ble Court and made a submission that he no longer wished to contest the Petition as it had become infructuous in lieu of the above-mentioned Ministry of Ayush e-mail dated 30.06.2020 and consequently withdrew the same. The matter was accordingly disposed of.