Badara Alieu Joof had left Gambia about three weeks ago to seek medical treatment.
United Nations health agency warns against the use of cough syrups made by India's Marion Biotech that were linked to child deaths in Uzbekistan.
Panel, including members of Justice Ministry, office of national security, armed forces, police and intelligence service, gets 30 days to finish probe and submit report, government spokesperson says.
UN's WHO and health authorities in The Gambia said the deaths of at least 70 children from acute kidney injuries could be linked to contaminated syrup manufactured by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
That government says that based on intelligence reports, "some soldiers" were reportedly plotting to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Adama Barrow.
New Delhi says it found no traces of deadly ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol in Maiden Pharmaceuticals drugs.
In letter to WHO, India's drugs controller general says tests on samples of Maiden Pharma's products "have been found to be complying with specifications" and showed no contamination with ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol.
The country's drug regulators investigates if the chemicals found in the syrups could have been behind the fatalities among children in Jakarta.
Dozens of children in the west African country have died after taking a few sips of cough syrups, which contained high quantities of poisonous diethylene glycol.
Police seize tens of thousands of contaminated syrup bottles that were imported into the West African country via a US-based firm, officials say, following an outcry over deaths of some 69 children.
Gambia suspends "license of the suspected... importer" following deaths of 66 children in the small West African country that WHO says are possibly linked to four cough and cold syrups made by Maiden Pharmaceuticals in India.
Four cold and cough syrups manufactured in India "have been potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children", says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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