Spurious drug case: FSL officer booked for preparing false report

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 31: In the spurious drug case, Crime Branch Jammu has booked an Assistant Scientific Officer of FSL Srinagar and others for preparing a false and fabricated opinion on chemical analysis of Maximizine-625.
A case under Section 420, 167, 193, 120-B RPC r/w Section 5(2) PC Act Svt 2006 has been registered against the Assistant Scientific Officer Abdul Ghani Bhat, who had  furnished a chemical analysis report that Amoxicillin Trihydrate and Potassium Clavulanate was found in the samples of Maximizine-625. This was contrary to the Report furnished by the Drug Testing Laboratory Dalgate, Srinagar.
In order to have a definite and conclusive opinion, another sample of the said drug was sent to CFSL New Delhi, which reported that Amoxicillin Trihydrate was not present in the samples.
It transpired from the perusal of the scientific analysis reports that the accused Assistant Scientific Officer had intentionally prepared a fabricated opinion knowingly that the same shall be used as false evidence at any stage of judicial proceedings thereby deceiving the investigating agency in order to shield the accused persons.
Since there may also be involvement of some other officials of FSL for vested considerations, the Crime Branch has registered the case against Abdul Ghani Bhat and others for further investigations.