Drug Scandal: Sajad Lone Says Govt Shielding Perpetrators

SRINAGAR: The Government continues to be in an abject state of indifference to the spurious drugs scandal. There is a clear attempt to shield the perpetrators of the vicious crime. The spurious drugs scandal is indicative of the disdain and contempt that the present government nourishes against its very own people.

According to statement, Lakhs of spurious tablets have found their way into government hospitals and a majority of those tablets have been consumed by unsuspecting patients and must have for sure resulted in some fatalities. Yet no one in the government seems to have the moral courage to own up the follies and take remedial actions. The response of the government is a tried tested and failed traditional method of appointing useless enquiry committees. We all know the fate of such committees in the past. The purpose of these committees is merely to buy time and shield the companies and the officials involved in this scam. 

There is an unambiguous nexus between officials and the supplier companies. The total disregard for human lives exhibited by this government on the streets seems to have spilled over into the hospitals. The committee set up by the government includes those officials who are involved in placing and accepting orders for these spurious drugs. So the J and K government has come up with it's unique way of investigations wherein- the guilty will investigate the guilty. And what is shocking is that the same companies have supplied to Jammu and Srinagar hospitals. Yet the quota for spurious drugs has been reserved for the hapless Kashmiris. We appeal to the honorable High Court to take suo motto cognizance and ensure that the honorable court constitutes an investigating team and monitors the investigations.

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