Baba Ramdev
India's yoga guru Baba Ramdev speaks at a news conference in New Delhi (file picture)Reuters

Baba Ramdev may face problems in Uttarakhand as findings from an inquiry conducted by the state Director General (DG) Health and law department are against the yoga guru for selling the controversial putrajeevak beej medicine, which allegedly "promises" a male child.

Confirming the report as negative, Principal Secretary Health Om Prakash said that the details have been sent to Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

"I can only say that the inquiry report on Putrajeevak medicine was against Ramdev. We have sent the report to the Chief Minister," Business Standard quoted Prakash as saying. However, he refused to disclose further details.

The controversy over the putrajeevak beej medicine erupted last year after Janata Dal (United) MP K C Tyagi in the Rajya Sabha had demanded an action against Ramdev for selling the medicine.

Following the controversy, the Centre had directed the Uttarakhand government to probe the issue. The state government had formed a three member committee headed by Drug Controller Ayush P D Chamoli to hold an inquiry.

But the report submitted by the Chamoli committee gave a "clean chit" to Ramdev. The report went in favour of his claim that the medicine's name was "in accordance" with the ayurvedic books and ancient literature.

"The botanical name of the medicine is putrajeeva roxburghi. It is called putrajeevak in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and other languages," Ramdev had said, while defending his medicine.

Later, the state government asked the D G Health and state law department to submit a report on the medicine which turned out to be negative, said Prakash.

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