Indore : Aiming to control the sale of adulterated food items and sweets ahead of Rakhi festival, the district administration launched a massive drive to control it on Friday under the operation Vishudha.
As many as 5 SDMs ventured into the field and collected 29 samples from 22 establishments, including some of multinational chain of food outlets and local shops owned by bigwigs. The samples collected including milk, curd, paneer, sweets and ice-creams.
A day after imposing the ban on selling of adulterated foods items under the section 144, the district administration went ahead with the action on Thursday evening.
Team of 5 SDMs and Joint Collectors were instructed to take the samples right from 6am of Friday. However, at the end of the day the drive ended at 5pm after covering 22 establishments and collecting 29 samples from them by all the 5 SDMs and Joint Collector.
The five teams were led by Joint Collectors Sapna Shiwale, DK Nagendra and Sapna Jain and SDMs Anupama Neenama and Santosh Tagore. They collected samples of products like ghee, mawa, soy oil, sweets, curd, paneer, ice cream, coffee mix, cake cones, cookies and namkeen from various outlets.
The teams took samples from big names like Mathurawala. Sharma Chat Bhandar, King Dairy, Gopal Dairy and others.
Samples of coffee mix and cake cones were also collected from fast food giant McDonalds at Vijay Nagar.
Collector P Narahari said the drive against adulterated food items will continue in days to come.
Six students found in compromising state
A team by SDM Anupama Neenama was surprised to see during the action of raids against 6 dhabas close to Regional Park on Friday afternoon.
The establishments were looking like dhabas, but there were no kichens and food items served to customers. On the contrary, the team found 6 beds separated by curtains, from where 6 boys and girls found in compromising condition.
SDM Neenama handed them over to Rajendra Nagar police station for further action.