Police to file case against Dugar

Kathmandu, September 3

The Metropolitan Police-Crime Division has forwarded the case related to Dugar Food and Beverage Company that was found to be using contaminated ingredients while producing Frooti — a popular soft drink — to the Metropolitan Police Range for a case to be filed at the court.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police Dibesh Lohani, the police will lodge a case against Dugar Food and Beverage Company at the court in the next few days under charges of black-marketing. “The case will be filed according to the provision of Black-marketing and Some Other Social Offences and Punishment Act against the producer of Frooti,”

he informed.

The Metropolitan Police-Crime Division had sealed the Satungal-based factory of Dugar Food and Beverage Company on August 28 after the company was found to be using contaminated ingredients while producing Frooti, a popular juice product in Nepal. The Metropolitan Police-Crime Division and the District Administration Office (DAO) had jointly raided the production site and the warehouse of Dugar after receiving complaints on the quality of Frooti from consumers.

During the raid, the police found that the company had been using date-expired mango pulp, an ingredient to produce Frooti, to manufacture the juice. The joint raid team had destroyed 400 containers of mango pulp. Each container contained 223 kg of mango pulp.

According to police, this is the second time in just over a month that the government monitoring team had raided the production factory of Frooti.