Supreme Court Asks Accused “Will You Eat This Adulterated Wheat”, Then Rejects Pre-Arrest Bail
The Supreme Court at present noticed that “Only in India we are liberal with the health concerns,” because it refused to entertain pre-arrest bail pleas of two Madhya Pradesh-based businessmen who’re accused in a meals adulteration case.
A trip bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and MR Shah was listening to the anticipatory bail purposes of Prawar Goyal and Vineet Goyal of Neemuch district in Madhya Pradesh.
Hearing appeals in opposition to dismissal of their pre-arrest bail pleas by the Madhya Pradesh High Court at Indore, the bench was advised by lawyer Puneet Jain that penal provisions regarding offence of meals adulteration are bailable ones and therefore, they deserved anticipatory bail.
“Only in India we are liberal with health concerns,” Justice Shah stated, including, “Mr Jain, answer this. Will you eat this adulterated wheat”.
As the bench was disinclined to think about the anticipatory bail plea, the lawyer determined to withdraw the identical.
“On the prayer of Christi Jain, the Special Leave Petition is dismissed as withdrawn,” the bench famous in its order on Tuesday.
Besides the offence of dishonest, the accused have been booked underneath part 272 (adulteration of meals or drink meant on the market) and 273 (sale of noxious meals or drink) of the IPC which gives for optimum jail time period of six months or most tremendous of Rs 1,000 or each.
As per the FIR lodged by the Food Safety division, the businessmen have been accused of utilizing of “non-edible golden offset colour” for sprucing wheat on the premises of Darshil Agro Industries located in Village Kanawati at Neemuch.
In the raid carried out on December 3, 2020, the Food Safety Officer of Neemuch seized a 1,20,620 kg of “sub-standard and misbranded polished wheat” valued at Rs 27.74 lakh.
The excessive courtroom had on March 12 rejected the pre-arrest bail plea of the accused saying that the allegations have been severe in nature.
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