A day after Forum Against Spurious Drugs (FASD), a civil society group, threatened to launch an agitation if the PHE Minster Sham Lal Sharma was not dropped from the cabinet for his alleged role in spurious drug scam, which took place when he was minister in charge for Health, Sharma said that he can’t make any comments on the allegations as the case was sub juidice.
“The investigation will reveal itself about my role in the case. Why should people make presumptions?” Sharma told a local news agency, KNS on Friday.
He said that people should respect the judiciary and other investigating agencies and wait for the verdict. “There is no politics in it. Let the verdict of court come, we will accept it whatever the decision it takes,” he added.
Earlier, a newly formed forum headed by President of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, on Thursday warned to intensify the agitation against the drug scam.
DAK President who has been elected chairman of the FASD told KNS that they have no faith on the probe being done by Crime Branch and State Vigilance Commission in the fake drug scam.
“Crime Branch (CB) is shielding former Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma in the case. In the preliminary investigations by the CB, the name of Sharma appears nowhere although he was the minister incharge,” he alleged.
The FSAD is an amalgam of Kashmir Economic alliance, High court Bar Association, Medical Employees joint Action Forum and J&K RTI Movement.
The Forum claimed that the spurious drug menace in society was not an individual aberration “but it seems a state backed phenomenon, the feeling of which we get by the insensitive and irresponsible attitude of the government as there are all around efforts afoot to hush up the matter with a sinister design to protect the culprits involved in the scam, thereby endangering the life of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in general.”