Nestle India summoned for violating IMS Act

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014 20:07 IST

Chief judicial magistrate Lokesh Gupta, on Tuesday, summoned Nestle India officials and a distributor in a case pertaining to alleged violations of the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act.

The court summoned quality assurance manager Indranil Ray, Patti Kalyan, Samalakha, company secretary B Murli, sales manager Dharmendra Hansraj Kotak and Jai Prakash Gupta of M/s Sat Narain and Co.

The said persons have been ordered to appear in the court on January 6, 2015.

The CJM issued the orders on hearing a criminal complaint filed by deputy civil surgeon (health), Rohtak, under the Infant Milk Substitutes Act, 1992, as amended in 2003 (IMS Act).

The complainant had said that provisions contained in Sections 3 and 6 of the IMS Act had been violated by the said company.

According to complainant's counsel HC Dhankhar, a team comprising Amarjeet Singh, deputy civil surgeon (health); Kuldeep Singh, deputy civil surgeon (family welfare) and Manmohan Taneja, senior drug control officer, Rohtak zone, raided premises of M/s Sat Narain and Company on July 13, 2012.

The infant milk substitutes product stocked at the premises, when examined, contravened the provisions of the IMS Act. The said products were seized from the premises.

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