New Delhi: Five quintal of adulterated Mawa manufactured for sale during the Diwali festival has been seized and two persons have been arrested in connection with it.
The duo Ramesh and Mukesh Kumar were arrested from Prem Nagar in Kirari on yesterday during a joint raid by police and food department. The raiding party including SDM Rohini Tapan Jha and ACP Sultanpuri Saurabh Chandra, seized over five quintals of adulterated Mawa prepared for sale during the festival of Diwali, said MN Tiwari, DCP(outer Delhi).
The raid at a house in Kirari, led to the recovery of Mawa and sweets being prepared in a very unhygienic and unhealthy conditions. Accused Ramesh was running the business of supplying sweets and Mawa to the local shops.
Prepared sweets were smelling stinky and seem to be adulterated. Sweets were being prepared using synthetic milk, cheap oil, harmful colours and other adulterants, said the officer.
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Samples of material were taken by the Food Safety Officer SP Singh for further examination.
A case under relevant Sections of IPC has been registered at Aman Vihar police station in this regard, on a complaint by SDM Rohini and further investigation is underway, added the officer.