Cuttack: The Chauliaganj cops under the Commissionerate Police here today arrested an unscrupulous trader for allegedly dealing in synthetic paneer as its consumption is highly hazardous to the consumers.
The joint team of Chauliaganj Police Station (PS) and food inspection wing of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) had yesterday seized a quintal of synthetic paneer from a private bus at Jagatpur area.
The bus was coming from Kolkata to this city with the spurious food item.
Police said that the trader has been booked under the legal provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act 2006.
In his media reactions, Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh said that a special team has been formed to curb adulteration following which 21 fake manufacturing units raided, 25 persons arrested and properties worth Rs 7.5 crore seized in last two months.