Kottayam: A local court has sentenced former
Kerala Minister M P Gangadharan and two others to six months
simple imprisonment in a case involving a Pharmaceutical firm
owned by him.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Amit Ali also imposed a fine
of Rs 5,000 on them.
A case was filed against Ganson India Pharmaceuticals of
Malappuram, owned by Gangadharan, a Nationalist Congress Party
leader, following seizure of sub-standard drugs from its
District Medical store here in 1997. The firm had distributed
sub-standard salbutamol tablets to hospitals.
The court also ordered the three to undergo an additional
three months simple imprisonment if they failed to pay the
A former Congress leader, Gangadharan was an Irrigation
Minister during K Karunakaran`s government.