The district administration in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain city has invoked the National Security Act ( NSA ) from a trader for operating a mill to generate adulterated ghee.
Administrative officials had raided the mill at Kelkar Mangalik Parisar at Bahadurganj region and seized a huge number of adulterated ghee, dalda and essence bottles. Following recommendations from the food department, district collector Shashank Mishra invoked the NSA from Kirti Kelkar (41), owner of Krishna Udyog and Bakery. He was detained by the authorities and later sent to prison, official sources said.
The food department had on Tuesday captured 45 kg of spurious desi ghee (clarified butter), 450 kg of vanaspati ghee (hydrogenated vegetable oil), 2 litres of nature used in ghee and 57 kg of sub-standard chemical employed for bakery products.
The food department officials had informed the collector that similar action was taken against Kelkar at 2015 when a huge amount of spurious ghee was recovered from his ownership.
The state administration had directed the district and police administration to invoke the NSA against those found involved in adulteration of milk, cheese, dairy and other food products.