Food adulteration - Non-bailable offence

To be made non-bailable & cognizable offence punishable up to life imprisonment in the state of Maharashtra.

Bill passed in state Legislative Assembly, pending in Legislative Council.

Adulteration in milk and medicines endangers the life of consumers.

So far the offence was bailable with imprisonment up to 6 months or fine of one thousand rupees.

UP, Orissa, WB have passed this legislation.