Officials asked to check quality of ghee sold in temples
A circular had been sent to officials of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments to inspect and gather samples of ghee sold in temples and send them for quality testing, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court was informed on Tuesday.
The HR and CE Commissioner made this submission through the Special Government Pleader in response to a public interest litigation petition filed to prohibit sale of plastics, animal fat and vanaspati in ‘nei (ghee) deepam’ and camphor in temples across the State.
A division bench of Justices M. Venugopal and Abdul Quddhose directed the Commissioner to file the submission in the form of a counter affidavit.
Source : thehindu
Ghee store owner in Hyderabad held for adulteration
He mixed dalda in pure ghee and sold it to various stores in the local market as pure ghee, said C Shashidhar Raju, Additional DCP,Task Force.
Hyderabad: The East Zone Task Force raided a godown at Nallakunta and nabbed one person for allegedly preparing and selling adulterated ghee by mixing dalda and selling it in the market. Police seized 60 kg adulterated ghee and other material from his possession. The arrested suspect is identified as Perumal Srinivasan, 53, a resident of DD Colony, Amberpet.
According to police, Srinivasan is running Sri Sai Jagatha Ghee Stores and Coffee work near Shankarmutt in Nallakunta and had been manufacturing adulterated ghee from two years.
“He mixed dalda in pure ghee and sold it to various stores in the local market as pure ghee. Though he knows pretty well that adulterated ghee is harmful to the customers, he still continued to cheat them,” said C Shashidhar Raju, Additional DCP,Task Force.
Following credible information, the Task Force raided the godown late night on Monday and arrested him on the spot and seized the adulterated stuff. Srinivasan and the adulterated products were handed over to the Nallakunta police for action.
Meanwhile sources informed, the South Zone police raided an oil manufacturing and packing unit at Bahadurpura following a tip off and seized adulterated oil and also took two workers into custody.
Raids were still on, when the last reports came in. The Madannapet police also raided an adulterated honey manufacturing unit and seized adulterated stuff.
Source : telanganatoday