Jaipur: The medical and health department seized over three tons of adulterated spices from a factory in Lakshminarayanpuri near Jhotwara industrial area. Spices that included turmeric, red chili and coriander made using sawdust. A man, identified as Himmat Singh, who was running the factory, was arrested.
Officials also seized 40 containers containing 1600 kg of Poha powder. This powder was being used as a mixing compound in the spices. The factory owner did not have any license for running the factory. Police officials said that the accused are in police custody and further investigation is continuing.
According to CMHO (Chief Medical Health Officer) Dr. Narottam Sharma, Himmat Singh, who was running this factory, was making these adulterated spices for Kamlesh Agarwal and Vimal Agarwal. They used to sell these adulterated spices in the Gangapur and Karauli district.
This factory was making adulterated spices like turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder etc. for the last two months. A case was already registered against Kamlesh Agarwal in connection with adulteration of spices in the past. The factory has been sealed.
The officials have sent the samples of the seized spices for testing.
First published: August 8, 2018