TANGLA: Acting on a tip-off, a large cache of adulterated mustard oil was seized from a Mahindra pick-up van (AS13C 8233) at Tangla town in Udalguri district on Wednesday.
The Bhergaon Subdivisional Police Officer (SDPO) Nirmal Ghosh supervised the operation along with a team of Tangla Police and seized 140 tins of adulterated mustard oil which were in jars branded under the name of popular brand ‘Fortune’. According to sources, the consignment was manufactured in a factory at Kharupetia in Darrang district and was being supplied across the neighbouring districts, allegedly in connivance with Food Safety officials. Talking to this correspondent, SDPO Ghosh said that the consignment of the adulterated mustard oil had no information of manufacturing date, batch number and expiry date and was to be delivered to Banwari Mill owned by Shiv Kumar Jha of Tangla town.
“We have sought help of food safety officials for taking samples to laboratory. We have not arrested anyone in this regard so far,” he said.
The incident which has raised the eyebrows of the people of the town and they have demanded necessary legal action against the people involved in the racket and sealing of the factory which has been feeding people with deadly poison in the name of pure mustard oil.
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