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Law minister recommends life for food adulterators

Star Online Report
Toxic chemical is being used to enhance colour of food items in an illegal bakery at Durakutihat area in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila. Photo: Star file
Toxic chemical is being used for coloring food items in an illegal bakery at Durakutihat area in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila. Photo: Star file

Law Minister Anisul Huq has recommended lifetime imprisonment as the highest punishment for food adulterators instead of 10 years’ in prison.

The minister informed about his recommendation while addressing a discussion on 'Formalin Control Act 2013'.

Commerce ministry has formulated the draft on the act awarding 10 years’ imprisonment as the highest punishment in the adulteration related cases.

The draft is now at the law ministry for its further recommendation.  

Huq also recommended a provision to hold the adulteration related cases under Special Powers Act.

He further hoped that the parliament would pass the draft by next June.

Published: 4:33 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last modified: 4:47 pm Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TAGS: Bangladesh Law ministry food adulteration act lifetime punishment imprisonment draft act

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