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1,100 maunds of chemically-ripened mangoes destroyed

  • Published at 08:53 pm May 19th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:39 pm May 21st, 2018
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Rab destroys 1100 maunds of mangoes at the Mazar Road area of Mirpur-1 in the city UNB

The magistrate sentenced the six traders with different jail terms from three months to one year

A mobile court of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday destroyed around 1,100 maunds of mangoes and jailed six traders at the Mazar Road area of Mirpur-1 in Dhaka for using harmful chemicals to artificially ripen the fruits.

“Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam conducted the drive along with members of RAB-4 from 5:30am and it continued till 4:30pm,” said second-in-command of the RAB-4 battalion Maj Kazi Saifuddin Ahmed.

Maj Saifuddin said: “The mangoes were not naturally matured. The chemicals used to ripen the fruits make it harmful for the consumers’ health.”

He also said the magistrate sentenced the six traders with different jail terms from three months to one year.