Cuttack police seize adulterated baby food
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 13:47
  
Cuttack: Huge quantities of adulterated products which include baby food, milk powder, edible ghee and pickle have been seized from a makeshift godown here, police said Wednesday.

Talcum powder, detergent and other products were also seized from the godown and are now examining them with the help of food inspectors to ascertain whether the talcum powder and detergent were stacked for adulteration or as ingredients of adulteration.

Police stumbled upon the adulterated items yesterday while investigating into a property theft case.

The godown was allegedly operational for over four years while police have arrested two persons in this connection and are looking for another key accused in the case.

"We got to know about the illegal trade during our investigation into a theft case in which rolls of poly-bags of a reputed milk powder company of the locality were traced in the godown," said police inspector Sunil Mohanty.

Godown owners Hrishikesh Naik, Chhabindra Naik are booked under charges under several sections of theft, forgery, cheating and imitation and police are also looking for another Pravat Nath who is believed to be key accused in the case.

Meanwhile, police and other district civil supply officials are now engaged in seizing the adulterated products which have found their way into the markets through several dealers.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 13:47


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