CBI takes over probe into alleged misuse of Patanjali brand


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CBI takes over probe into alleged misuse of Patanjali brand

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said that it has taken over the probe into the alleged misuse of yoga guru Ramdev's brand name Patanjali Ayurveda.

A senior CBI official told IANS, "The agency has taken over the probe into the alleged misuse and forgery of brand name Patanjali Ayurveda on the directions of Uttrakhand High Court at Nainital."

The High Court while ordering a CBI probe on February 20 this year had asked the agency to conduct investigation in scientific manner and submit a status report to the court.

He said, the agency has registered a case under the sections of Indian Penal Code and IT Act against unknown persons.

The official said that Patanjali Ayurveda had approached the High Court that some people were misusing its brand name by using fake websites, email IDs and mobile phones.

The cyber crime unit of Dehradun had initially registered the case of cheating and fraud against unknown persons.