Deputy Drugs Controller suspended for corruption

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New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry has suspended Deputy Drugs Controller Naresh Sharma, posted at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), following his arrest by the CBI on charges of corruption, an official statement said on Sunday.

According to the CBI, Sharma was trapped and taken into custody by the agency on August 16 and legal investigation under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 has been initiated.

The CDSCO has the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption and is committed to act stringently against any act of corruption, the Ministry said.

The CDSCO is responsible to ensure quality drugs supply across the country and also has authority to give approval to new drugs and regulating clinical trials.

–IANS

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