Hyderabad: 3 arrested for mixing Oxytocin in milk

Hyderabad: 3 arrested for mixing Oxytocin in milk

Rachakonda Special Operations Team detectives detained three persons from the old city of Hyderabad for using Oxytocin injections on the cattle to increase the milk production. The team seized 200 bottles of Oxytocin, 204 kg of substandard milk powder, Rs 15,000 cash, a packing machine and three phones from them.

The detectives of Special Operations Team raided an adulterated milk making unit at Madannapet and apprehended Mohammed Rasheed, 25, Syed Moinuddin Quadri, 49, and Mohammed Shoaib, 20, an intermediate student.

The Special Operations Team police said that the milk collected from the cattle was again adulterated and sold to the milk vendors and ice-cream manufacturers in the city said

G. Naveen Kumar, the SOT inspector said that accused has been doing cattle business for the last 15 years. In order to increase the production of milk, he was purchasing Oxytocin injections from one Nasir of Gujarat through one Mohammed Sajjad and was injecting the same to the cattle, despite knowing that it was harmful to the consumers.

He further added, “the accused also added substandard milk powder to the milk collected from the cattle. Accused Rasheed purchased the milk powder from Rajasthan and supplied them to Quadri through Shoaib. They were turning 20 litres of milk to 100 litres. The accused also confessed to selling the milk to vendors and also to some ice-cream manufacturers in the city.”

The accused have been handed over to the Vanasthalipuram police who registered a case under Sections 420, 272, 273 and 188 of IPC, while efforts are on to capture the absconding Nasir and Sajjad.