Chandigarh: The Chandigarh district court made two persons stand till rising of the court and imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on them for preparing and selling ice-cream without a valid license.
The court of the chief judicial magistrate convicted the two persons, Bhupinder Sharma and Mehta Ram Sharma, who were challaned by the food inspector.
On April 7, 2017 food safety officer Bhaljinder Singh inspected the premises of Satnam Ice Cream at Manimajra, Chandigarh, where Bhupinder Sharma was preparing and selling ice cream on behalf of Mehta Ram Sharma, without a food license for human consumption and public sale. The officer prepared the spot memo and challaned the accused for selling food articles for human consumption without a food license under Section 26 (2) (iii) and 31(1) of the Food Safety & Standards Act 2006, punishable under Section 63 of the Act.
The defence argued that the duo had been implicated and no sample was taken at the time of inspection.
However, the prosecution said there was no requirement to take a sample of the food articles as the rules had been violated right at the outset of the venture.
After hearing the arguments, the court convicted both and made them stand till rising of the court.