Unlicensed sanitiser mfr unit busted

We found huge quantity of hand sanitisers in two rooms. They had no valid manufacturing licence number and sale-purchase records: FDA Gurugram

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Last Updated on April 30, 2020 by The Health Master

Food and drugs Administration (FDA) Haryana‘s Gurugram team busted a fake sanitiser manufacturing unit in Pataudi. Two brothers, both Commerce pass outs, were churning a sanitiser in drums and pans in a washroom and claimed to have made sale worth Rs 18 lakhs since March.

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The brothers has also forged a certification from the United Kingdom and used the World Health Organisation’s symbol to befool industries, which took hundreds of liters of sanitisers from them. Following a complaint by the department, accused Sandeep and Sunder were booked under the sections of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of the Indian Penal Code, and the Disaster Management Act.

According to Drug Control Officer Amanadeep Chauhan, the duo were caught in a raid after a tip-off. “We had gone to investigate the complaint that a hand sanitiser by the brand name ‘Bancy Advanced Instant Hand Sanitiser’ is being sold in the market and was illegally manufactured from an unlicensed premises in village Pataudi. The duo were operating from a house and identified themselves as directors of M/S Jedar Industries Private Limited. We found huge quantity of hand sanitisers in two rooms. They had no valid manufacturing licence number and sale-purchase records,” Chauhan said.

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“The inspection revealed that the duo manufactured the hand sanitiser by mixing ingredients in regular kitchen containers in unhygenic conditions near a washroom with flies and mosquitoes hovering around. They could not even tell from where they were getting water. We have registered an FIR,” added the drug controller.

The FIR stated that the certification and documents produced from the brothers were fake and procured from Delhi for Rs. 40,000.

by Sumedha Sharma