Court jails Mother Dairy manager

Written by Express news service | New Delhi | Updated: May 21 2014, 14:50pm hrs
A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced the deputy manager of Mother Dairy to six months in jail for supplying adulterated low fat cream to a hotel in 2006.

In addition, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao also imposed a fine on him and the Gujarat Corporation Milk Marketing Federation Ltd, which had further supplied the adulterated product to other enterprises through which it reached the hotel.

In its order, the court said, it shall meet the end of justice if convict Dr Kallol Kumar Pramanik is sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for a period of six months as well as pay fine of Rs 10,000 and Gujarat Cooperation Milk Marketing Federation Ltd is sentenced to pay fine of Rs 1 lakh for the offence punishable under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act.

According to the prosecution, a raid was conducted by a food inspector at the hotel here on June 3, 2006. Samples were collected for analysis.

An analysis found that the sample was adulterated because the milk fat was found to be less than the minimum prescribed standard of 25 per cent, the food inspector said.

The Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration had said that Pramanik was also looking after day-to-day business of Mother Dairy, which had supplied the food item to Gujarat Cooperation Milk Marketing Federation.

The federation had further supplied the food item to one Anand Enterprises which had sent that product to the hotel, it said.