The Chandigarh district court on Monday made two persons stand till the rising of court and also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on them for supplying milk without a valid licence.
The court of chief judicial magistrate convicted dairy owner Avtar Singh and his employee Karam Raj, who were challaned by a food inspector during a drive.
The matter dates back to November 15, 2016, when a food safety officer did a surprise checking of Milk Colony and found Karam Raj supplying milk in a maxi truck .When the food safety officer asked for the licence to supply milk, Karam Raj expressed his inability to do the same. The accused further informed the officer that he worked at Chawla Dairy and was supplyong milk from there. Later, the food an safety officer prepared a spot memo and challaned both accused for selling the aforesaid food articles for human consumption without having a valid license under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.
It was argued by the accused that that they had been falsely implicated and no sample was taken during the time of inspection. However, the prosecution stated that the accused were challaned for sale of food articles without having food license and there was no requirement for taking sample of the food article as sought to be contended by defence counsel. After hearing arguments from both sides, the court convicted the two accused and made him stand till the rising of court.