Thursday, 29 September, 2022

238 tonnes of fake TSP fertiliser seized in Bogura

BOGURA: The concerned authorities seized 238 metric tonnes (MT) of TSP fertiliser suspecting counterfeit in front of the Buffer godown-run by Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) in Bogura on Sunday, reports UNB.

Source said a total of 17 trucks carrying 238 MT of TSP fertiliser arrived at the warehouse over two days.

The godown authority barred the trucks’ entry on suspicion of carrying counterfeit goods, and later informed the production organisation through a letter. One M/S MHR Corporation was appointed to carry the fertilisers from Chattogram.

Reacting to the incident, the authority of TSP fertiliser factory in Chattogram, who supplied these to the warehouse, formed a three member probe committee headed by its Manager (Admin) Mazharul Islam and asked for a report within three working days.

Arriving in Bogura, the investigation team collected samples from the all trucks and these will be examined in the labs of BCCI and the production organisation in Bogura and Chattogram, Mazharul said.

“It will be confirmed whether there were any counterfeit sacks of fertiliser after the lab test,” he said.

The other members in the committee are TSP’s Production Department Manager Rezaul Karim and Marketing Department Manager Abdul Awal.