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Soon, adulteration of milk to be a non-bailable offence in Maharashtra

Tuesday, 13/03/2017

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/soon-adulteration-of-milk-to-be-a-non-bailable-offence-in-maharashtra/

The Maharashtra government may soon pass a law to make adulteration of milk a non-bailable offence, with sentencing a person up to three years in jail. In the legislative assembly, State food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat said that if the punishment for milk adulteration was increased to three years, there will be no scope for the accused to get bail. Meanwhile, many members in the House demanded life imprisonment for the accused in such offences.

The issue was raised at the assembly by BJP’s Ameet Satam and others through a Calling Attention notice. Bapat said at present, the adulteration of milk is a bailable offence having a provision of punishment for six months.

“If the imprisonment period is increased to three years, there will be no scope of bail for the accused,” he said, adding that the government will soon enact a law to this effect. The minister also cited difficulties in enacting a law with the provision of life sentence.

Bapat said currently there are four mobile vans in the state for testing the adulteration of milk, and admitted that the tests was not conducted regularly. He, however, assured that the authorities concerned would be asked to carry out regular tests.

“The mobile vans would conduct tests more frequently on the milk carried in vans entering Mumbai and some other parts of the state,” the minister said. Earlier, Satam claimed that about 30 per cent of the milk brought into Mumbai was adulterated. He said surprise checks were not being conducted because of the shortage of mobile vans and the staff. The BJP member demanded amendments to the existing laws to check the adulteration of milk, medicines, and food in hotels.

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