Observing that there is no difference between sudden murders and the deaths caused by slow poisoning of food adulteration, Law Commission chairman ABM Khairul Haque yesterday called for visible legal actions against the food adulterators.
“There’s no difference between sudden murders and the deaths caused by slow poisoning of food adulteration. Both are punishable crimes,” he told a discussion in the capital.
Porisbesh Bachao Andolon (Poba) organised the discussion on ‘ensuring poison-free food: taken measures and way forward’ at Judge Administration Training Institute in the morning.
Speaking as the chief guest, Khairul Haque said food is the basic and moral right of people born into this world and this right is repeated only in the country’s constitution.
Referring to a court verdict, he said the High Court in 2007 directed the authorities concerned to set up ‘Food Court’ across the country to check food adulteration, aiming to protect the public health.
“The courts have been set up but no food analyst has been appointed yet. So, laws remain nonfunctional.”