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Adulterated Edible Oil Business Flourishes In Twin City, 2 Rackets Busted In 1 Week

03 September 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

Bhubaneswar: The business of adulterated and spurious 'edible' oil and ghee is flourishing in the Twin City. During the past seven days the Commissionerate of Police busted two gangs which were involved in producing and marketing the 'deadly' consumable.

The latest case relates to a spurious oil factory running from Laxmi Sagar housing board colony. The police today raided this unit and arrested three persons. Oil manufacturing machines, 20 quintal oil, empty cans and labels of branded companies were seized during the raid.

DCP Anup Sahoo said that the raid was carried out on the basis of a tip-off on an illegal oil manufacturing unit in Laxmi Sagar area. "We verified the input and formed a team comprising members of the Special Squad and Laxmi Sagar police. The team seized duplicate oil in large quantity."

In a similar case, the Commissionerate of Police busted a duplicate oil factory in Cuttack on August 28 (Wednesday). A large quantity of incriminating material and godowns were seized by the police in this case. Around 30,000 litres of adulterated edible oil kept in containers with labels of various brands was confiscated.

Anup Sahoo, DCP, Bhubaneswar