Ten days ago, the Narcotics Control Department took action by revoking the licenses of six wholesale and retail medical stores engaged in the sale of intoxicating drugs. Despite this regulatory measure, Shri Bhairav Medical Store at Debari has persistently continued its operations. This ongoing activity has raised concerns among local residents, prompting them to file a complaint with both the department and other relevant authorities. The community is expressing apprehension about the apparent disregard for the license revocation and the potential risks associated with the continued functioning of Shri Bhairav Medical Store in dealing with intoxicating substances. Authorities are now urged to address the situation promptly to ensure public safety and uphold regulatory standards.
On Sunday, November 19, drug inspector Kuldeep Singh Yadav and Neha Bansal visited the location based on received information. They instructed the store manager to close the establishment. The manager claimed not to have received any prior notice. Despite this, the officials proceeded to post a notice outside the medical store, mandating its permanent closure.
A stern warning accompanied the notice, emphasizing that non-compliance with the order would lead to the seizure of the store. Notably, the responsibility to close down such medical establishments extends to the local police station in addition to the department. However, in this instance, the police also displayed negligence in addressing the matter. Assistant Drug Controller Lalit Azariya stated that they had sent a registered notice through the postal service. Whether it was received or not is a subject for investigation. Following the notice, the medical store manager has the right to notify the department if he decides to sell his medicines to someone else.
They offer opportunities in line with the regulations. However, if the manager persists in non-compliance, a medical seizure may be required. The Pratapnagar police station received information about the license revocation through both mail and post. CI Himanshu Singh Rajawat from the Pratapnagar police station clarified that there is a specific department responsible for taking action against medical stores. He is currently unaware of the details regarding the license revocation. With the ongoing election, the police are currently occupied with other tasks.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar