Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon on Sunday ordered the authorities concerned to award jail term alongside fine to those to be found guilty of food adulteration.
“If anyone is found guilty of food adulteration, then s/he will be sentenced to various jail terms alongside fine,” said mayor Khokon while talking to reporters after inaugurating an anti-adulteration special crush programme in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
“During anti-adulteration drive, we had fined the offenders but failed to prevent it. So, we’ve taken a strict decision to award jail term to those to be found guilty of food adulteration,” he said.
The drive against food adulteration will continue, he added.
DSCC chief executive officer Mostafizur Rahman, chief health officer Brigadier General Sheikh Mohammad Salauddin and high officials concerned were present.
Meanwhile, a mobile court conducted a drive and fined Star Kabab Tk 39,500, Sultan Dine Tk 1 lakh in Satmasjid Road area and BBQ Tk 3,000 for selling unhealthy food items.