The fraud and misappropriation squad police of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) have arrested five people for allegedly selling substandard paneer that was hazardous to consumers health.
The accused are identified as Subramani, 32, of Krishnappa Garden in Tavarekere, Krishnamurthy, 48, of Nanjappa Layout in Adugodi, Shekhar Reddy, 40, of Chowdeshwari Layout in Marathahalli, N Rajendra, 55, of Sudhamnagar and Prashant, 20, of A D Dasarahalli.
Police said that they had received information that substandard paneer was being sold and based on that the police raided Sri Saibaba Enterprises in Lakkasandra near Wilson Garden and a warehouse in Chowdeshwari Layout in Marathahalli.
5 tonnes of substandard paneer and a Maruti Omni van, total worth around `2 lakh was seized.
“Investigations revealed that the accused were getting the paneer from some people in Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu,” the police said.
“The suppliers did not have valid license for the trade and sold the paneer under various brand names.
The packets bore the manufacturing companies’ names as Shakti Dairy products, Sri Amman Dairy and others, which does not exist at all.
They did not print the information like MRP, manufacturing and expiry date, and other details on the packets,” the police added.
A case is registered in Adugodi police station in this connection.