Hyderabad: Trader booked for supplying adulterated oil to jail

Hyderabad: A trader who was allegedly supplying adulterated oil to the management of Central Prison Chanchalguda was booked by the Dabeerpura police on Saturday.

According to the police officials, the Central Prison Chanchalguda superintendent had made a complaint against a trader and tagged along a report of the State Food Laboratory chief public analyst. The trader got the contract for supply of sunflower oil to the Chanchalguda prison.

However, jail authorities sent the samples of the oil to the State Food Laboratory for a quality check. The report furnished by the jail authorities along with the complaint stated that the oil was not sun flower, but a mix of palmolein oil, said police.

On a complaint made by prison superintendent D Srinivas, a case was registered against the trading company. The jail authorities cook food for nearly 6,500 every day using the oil supplied by the trader.

Sources in the prison department said that the contractor was supplying the adulterated oil for last three years.

By Mohammed Hussain mohammedhussain.reporter@gmail.com