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The development comes a day after three employees of Marion Biotech were arrested by the Noida police after an FIR was lodged against five officials over a complaint by a drugs inspector of the CDSCO at Gautam Buddha Nagar Phase-3 Police Station.
The Union government has recommended the Uttar Pradesh State Drug Controller Authority to cancel the manufacturing licence of Marion biotech. The move comes after 22 out of 36 samples taken for testing from it were found adulterated with Ethylene glycol, an official from UP Drugs Controlling and Licensing Authority said.
According to the sources, the state government drug regulating body which is currently investigating the matter has also instructed Marion Biotech to recall its products from abroad.
An officer from UP Drug Controller Authority privy to this investigation told CNBC-TV18 and confirmed, "We have got a communication from the concerned ministry which has recommended to cancel the manufacturing licence of the company. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) had before cancelled the company’s licence on January 9. We are looking into it and following the due process."