UTTERLY BUTTERLY (UN)DELICIOUS : 1 TONNE SPURIOUS AMUL BUTTER SEIZED, 5 HELD IN KASHIMIRA
MUMBAI : The next time the local street food vendor is adding dollops of butter in your favourite pav bhaji, and also giving extra butter to the bread, please be beware. It could be spurious butter, as the Thane Rural police raided a factory located in Vishal Industrial Estate, in Thane-Ghodbunder road and seized a huge tonne (1,000 kg) of spurious "Amul" butter and arrested the owner, Manoj Agrawal and five others for adulteration.
The raid conducted by Atul Kulkarni, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bhayander on late Tuesday night at a time, when the production was in full swing. We raided the unit on a tipoff and seized the spurious butter,said Kulkarni. The unit "manufactured" around 500 kg adulterated butter daily,depending on the "demand" and would be supplied to road side food vendors, like pav bhaji, butter chicken, dosa and other food stalls in Mumbai, Mira-Bhayander, Borivali, Dahisar, Vile Parle and other areas,where the demand for street food is more,said police. In fact, Kashimira is the "butter hub" of the Thane district, where the spurious butter was manufactured,said police sources.