VADODARA: The city seems to be emerging as a hotbed of adulterated ghee supply.
Wadi police have registered an FIR against a man who prepared such ghee and supplied it in the market. On the other hand, the Anand police are also looking for an accused from the city involved in a similar racket from the city.
A huge stock of adulterated ghee branded as 'Amul' or 'Sagar' was seized from the city on October 18, but no offence was registered regarding the seizure as the police claimed that they were waiting for reports of the analysis of the samples of the seized material from Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) that had received the tip-off and conducted the raid along with the Wadi police. It had come to light that one Piyush Patni was behind the racket.
In all, 1,018 kg of ghee was seized from Baranpura area of the city. Labels and material to pack the ghee was also recovered from a godown during the raid.
In the meantime, Anand police seized 15 tins of similar ghee branded as 'Amul' from a shop in Anand earlier this week.
The Anand police registered an offence regarding the incident and it came to light that the stock as supplied by one Pravin Patni from the city. They had conducted raids in the city to nab Pravin, but could not locate him.
The action by Anand police led to the Wadi police here drawing flak. Wadi police had not registered an offence regarding the incident till Friday night.
An offence was registered only on Friday night and attempts are being made to locate Piyush.
Wadi police inspector R G Bhavsar said the FIR was delayed as VMC had not submitted its test report. "We registered the offence because we got it only on Friday," he said. VMC food safety officer Jitendra Gohil filed an offence regarding the seizure.
Bhavsar said both Pravin and Piyush had not been nabbed yet. He added that they were distant relatives, but it was still not clear if they operated the racket together.
Source: The Times of India