Fake edible oil manufacturing unit busted in Cuttack

Cuttack: Police today busted a fake edible oil manufacturing unit in Jagatpur industrial area of Cuttack.

Over 100 containers filled with the adulterated mustard oil and refined oil were seized from the unit located at the truck terminal in the industrial area. Raid is still on, police said.

Owner of the unit Anadi Charan Behera has been detained and is being interrogated.

“Different chemical colours, stickers, branded containers, bottles, plastic packets of different brands and machines used for packaging were seized. We are verifying all these things,” Jagatpur police IIC Biranchi Pati said.

The fake unit cunningly packaged the spurious oil in branded containers so that nobody can make out the difference. The gang used to supply the spurious oil to different grocery wholesalers and retailers in the city and outside.

In April, police also busted a similar fake edible oil unit at Khan Nagar area and arrested two persons. Another fake factory of edible oil was also busted in December last year at Professor pada in Cuttack.


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