The National Directorate of Consumer Rights Protection has fined an organization Rs 2 lakh for allegedly manufacturing adulterated jaggery in Natore’s Lalpur. Along with this, 27 sacks of seized sugar along with 2000 kg of adulterated jaggery, 50 kg of lime, 5 kg of alum, 10 kg of dalda have been ordered to be sold in the market.
The fine was imposed in the market surveillance operation of the Natore district office of the National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate in Char Jajira village of the upazila on Wednesday.
National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate, Natore District Office Assistant Director Md. Mehdi Hasan Tanveer said, ‘An anti-adulteration operation was conducted on Wednesday with the help of RAB-5. Under various sections of the Consumer Rights Protection Act, 2009, Nazim Uddin, the owner of Nazim Gur Bhandar of Char Jajira area of Lalpur Upazila, was fined Tk 2 lakh for the crime of mixing prohibited substances in food products under section 42.
Assistant Director Md. Mehdi Hasan Tanveer also said, “At this time, 2 thousand kg of adulterated jaggery, 50 kg of lime, 5 kg of alum, 10 kg of dalda and 27 sacks (1 thousand 350 kg) of sugar were ordered to be sold in the market. Besides, leaflets have been distributed for awareness.
Mehdi Hasan Tanveer, the official of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection said that such operations will continue in the interest of the public.