The Ranchi District Administration on Sunday seized adulterated paneer and Butter worth more than Rs 15 lakh — a major breakthrough prior to Holi. The consignment of Cheese and Butter was coming from Bakhtiyarpur in Bihar to Ranchi.
The matter came to light during the investigation of buses was going on at Booty More in the State Capital by a team of Food Safety Department of Ranchi District. The team investigated around 35 buses in this morning. Ranchi Sub Divisional Magistrate, Lokesh Mishra informed that more than 4000 kg of adulterated paneer and 15 kg of adulterated Butter was recovered which was loaded on six different buses coming from Bakhtiyarpur of Bihar.
The investigating team found that it was adulterated paneer and then they seized the entire consignment.
“This paneer is not good for the health of the people. In view of the festival of Holi, there will be continuous investigation going on, so that no one can spoil the health of the people of Ranchi in the greed to earn profits. No one could spoil this festival of colours,” said Mishra.
Adulterated paneer and khowa are being supplied on a large scale in the capital Ranchi. This cheese is brought from Biharsharif, Bakhtiyarpur and Ara by buses every day. Cottage cheese is supplied in many shops in the city.
The business of washing and selling spongy Cheese in shops has been going on for years. The consignment of fake Cheese reaches Ranchi at 5am from Bihar Sharif, Bakhtiyarpur and Ara. Cottage cheese laden buses reach Ranchi at many chowks of the city and are distributed at various places. This adulterated paneer is mainly consumed in small hotels because its price is less than half the price of branded paneer.
Many businessmen of the city are involved in this business of adulterated milk powder, maida, white grease, detergent, gum and urea.
Up to 40 kg of paneer can be made in this electric powered machine that looks like a milk can. First of all water is poured into the machine, which is constantly heated. Then milk powder is added to it. After this, the mixture is rotated by mixing urea, detergent, white grease, flour and gum.