The district police, on Saturday, claimed to have seized a huge amount of adulterated milk and milk products and arrested nine people in this connection.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Krishan Kumar said that the police, on a tip-off, raided a factory near Moonak and arrested nine people, who were making synthetic milk in the factory by mixing chemicals.
The accused have been identified as Lal Chand and Gagan Kumar, both residents of Lehra; Bittu Singh from Gobindpura; Baldev Singh, a resident of Pehowa, Haryana; Charanjit Singh, a resident of Kotla Lehal; Ajaib Singh, a resident of Budhlada; Manpreet Singh, a resident of Rampura Jawaharwala; Sanjeev Kumar and Pardeep Kumar, residents of Bareta and Khudal Kalan respectively. The factory was registered in the name of Lal Chand.
Kumar said that they had been running this business for the past more than two months and most of the consignments were supplied to Shahbad Markanda in Haryana.
The police seized 13,000-litre adulterated milk. More than 4,500-kg synthetic powder, 1,000-litre refined oil, more than 135-litre food additives.
Three tankers, used to transport milk and machines, have also been seized by the police.
Kumar said that the police have registered a case under section 272 (adulteration of food or drink intended for sale), 273 (sale of noxious food or drink) and 420 (punishment for cheating and dishonesty) of Indian Penal Code and further investigations were on in the case, he said.
Last week, the police arrested a couple Gagandeep and his wife Neha, residents of Dhuri, and seized 469-kg dairy whitener, 450 litre adulterated milk, 19-kg ghee from the house of the accused.