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Public in general must also stand against profiteers and adulterators so as to make the government efforts successful as well as meaningful, said the Commissioner of Karachi.
SC DIRECTIONS ; Milk adulterators should get life sentence ; Present punishment of six months barely a deterrent ; Preventive action like periodic monitoring and surprise checks must ; Villages and remote districts should get focus ; States should call for periodic reports of cases lodged and prosecutions ; Intensify checks during festival seasons when demand is at peak
The Bench suggested an amendment in law after the Uttar Pradesh government told that they faced hurdle in prosecuting adulterators under the Indian Penal Code seeking their life imprisonment after the Allahabad High Court in 2010 ruled that IPC cannot be invoked when the FSSA should prevail.
The authority would be fully authorized to raid illegal business points and prosecute violators for award of stringent punishments to adulterators.
Officials have been cracking down on suspected adulterators and samples are being taken for laboratory tests," he said.
He said a campaign against adulterators of edible items was in full swing and city would be cleared of this unethical and illegal practices by the commencement of Eid.
providing relief to people on behalf of the government and had unleashed crackdown against profiteers and adulterators since the inception of the month of fasting.
The DGP told the media on Thursday that the police raids on adulterators following the gruesome murder of Yashwant Sonawane were only done to appease the media.
It may be noted that Punjab agriculture minister, in a recent meeting, has ordered plant protection department to continue crackdown against the pesticides adulterators to bring the adulteration down to zero in Punjab.
An official of the CDA Directorate of Health Services (DHS) said that the authority was serious against the substandard food sellers, adding that "Two teams of DHS food section are busy in carrying out the raids against food adulterators and substandard food outlets.
Realising the seriousness of the problem, we are conducting a drive against the adulterators," he said.
KARACHI -- The ongoing campaign against adulterators and profiteers in Karachi is being made all the more stringent and transparent, said Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui.