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Two held for ‘selling’ adulterated milk in Sangrur

Acting on a tip off, police raided Bathan village where milk was being adulterated at a large scale.

punjab Updated: Feb 01, 2018 16:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Sangrur
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Police have arrested two men and claimed to have recovered 2-quintal milk, 8 tins of refined oil, 6 bags of white powder, 30-litre hydrogen, 40-kg chemical along with a mixer grinder and Rs 4.1 lakh cash from their possession.(HT File/Representational image )

A police team allegedly seized adulterated milk and some other products from Bathan village near Ahmedgarh on Wednesday.

Police have arrested two men and claimed to have recovered 2-quintal milk, 8 tins of refined oil, 6 bags of white powder, 30-litre hydrogen, 40-kg chemical along with a mixer grinder and Rs 4.1 lakh cash from their possession. Following the recovery, a team of the heath department collected samples of ‘adulterated’ milk and other products.

“Acting on a tip off, police raided Bathan village where adulteration of milk was being done on a large scale. The accused used to fetch milk from three surrounding villages, and later they made 7-litre milk from 1 litre. The adulterated milk was being supplied in Ludhiana,” said Palwinder Singh Cheema, deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Amargarh.

The accused have been identified as Rinku and Karmdeen, both residents of Bathan village. Police have booked them under Sections 272 (adulteration of food or drink intended for sale), 273 (sale of noxious food or drink), and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sadar police station in Ahmedgarh.

“We have collected samples and these will be sent to the state food and drugs testing laboratory in Kharar. Further action, however, will be taken on the basis of the lab report,” said Sandeep Singh Sandhu, district food inspector.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 16:11 IST