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Title : Noose tightens, illegal bottling units to face criminal charges
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Source : Times of India
Year : 2018
Link : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/noose-tightens-illegal-bottling-units-to-face-criminal-charges/articleshow/63118995.cms
Country : India
Commodity: NA-Water (including mineral, aerated, flavoured or sweetened)
Abstract: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the enforcement branch that have been raiding several illegal packaged drinking water manufacturing units in Kolkata and its suburbs, have now decided to slap criminal charges against the offenders. These units will now be liable to be prosecuted under sections of the Indian Penal Code, which could lead to a six-month imprisonment and fines. The ensuing action will also cover illegal units producing packaged drinking water without valid licences or faking brands. The penal action, KMC sources felt, will help it act fast.