30,000 kg fake cumin made from broom bits seized
Posted On : Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 1:50 PM
The police have recovered 30,000 kg of fake cumin seeds (jeera) made by using pieces of coconut broom bits, molasses, grass and stone powder in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli. The police has lodged an FIR against seven people in the case and initiated a probe. Officials said that the seized stock could have been sold for Rs 60 lakh in the market. Police officers recovered 30,000 kg of fake 'cumin seeds' that was to be transported to different cities in the state after being mixed with real cumin. Maharajganj Deputy Superintendent of Police Vineet Singh said: "The fake cumin seeds were recovered during a raid at a makeshift jaggery plant in Maharganj area of the district. The fake cumin seeds were mixed with real cumin seeds in 80 to 20 ratio, before being sold to different traders."