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Posted at: Aug 18, 2019, 12:58 PM; last updated: Aug 18, 2019, 12:58 PM (IST)

Deputy Drug Controller arrested for graft, suspended

Deputy Drug Controller arrested for graft, suspended
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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 18

The Ministry of Health has suspended Deputy Drug Controller Naresh Sharma after the CBI arrested him for corruption.

The Ministry on Sunday warned all its officers against indulging in graft reiterating the government policy of zero tolerance for corruption.

The Ministry said the CBI had arrested Dr Naresh Sharma, Deputy Drug Controller at the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) after “trapping” him.

“The CBI has informed that Naresh Sharma was trapped and taken in custody by them on August 16 and legal investigation under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 has been initiated. Accordingly Dr Naresh Sharma has been suspended with immediate effect. All stakeholders, public and officers shall take cognizance of the fact that CDSCO has the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption and is committed to act stringently against any act of corruption,” the Ministry said.

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