Varanasi, June 17 (UNI) Expressing concern over the spurious medicine racket mushrooming at fast pace in the country, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Steel Ram Vilas Paswan today said people involved in the crime should be ''executed under law.'' Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Paswan said, ''no one has the right to play with life of people and those indulged in heinous practice should be handed down death sentence.'' Asserting the fact that law and order in India is not strong enough to jail the people running fake medicine racket, he said criminals easily get bail in the court and continue their malpractice.
''It is the moral responsibility of the state governments to trace the spurious medicine makers and take stringent action against them,'' the Union Minister added.
He said fake medicines were not made in company, however, the heinous work was performed in separate factories and criminals sold their drugs under branded labels.
Apprising about the progress done in his Ministry, he said steel production was increasing by 6 per cent annually, however, the demand was spiralling by the rate of 13 per cent.
''Big investments are being made in steel production units both in private and public sector and nearly 5.6 crore tonnes is the annual production of steel in the country'' the Union Minister said.
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