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Ramdev not clean, tests show

Union Health Minister said the samples tested positive for animal contents.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 00:00 IST

Samples of medicines allegedly prepared by yoga guru Ramdev did test positive for animal and human contents, Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said on Wednesday.

But the Centre has directed Uttaranchal's health authorities to investigate the allegations afresh as the medicine samples it tested at its laboratories were not lifted directly by the government, he told reporters in New Delhi.

"(CPI-M leader Brinda) Karat, an MP, supplied those sample to us, which we got tested. Now we have asked Uttaranchal's drug controllers to investigate the case," the Minister said after a health cooperation agreement with South Africa.

The samples, which tested positive for animal and human traces, were examined at laboratories in Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, he added.

Ramdev, however, has denied allegations by Karat that his medicines contained human bone powder and animal parts, saying he was open to any kind of inquiry into the contents of his ayurvedic medications.

First Published: Jan 04, 2006 18:43 IST