HC wants list of milk, card producing farms

DHAKA, The High Court (HC) today ordered Bangladesh

Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to submit list of farms producing

and marketing milk and curd with or without licenses in Dhaka.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder

and Justice KM Hafizul Alam passed the order, asking BSTI to submit the list

within two weeks. It also set July 15 to hold further hearing on the matter.

The court also expressed discontent when BSTI counsel Sarkar MR Hasan said

the government agency has given license to 18 farms to produce and market

milk and curd and they have no obligation to monitor others.

As you are responsible to monitor the farms with license, you are also

liable to monitor the farms producing and marketing milk and curd without

license, the court said.

BSTI lawyer said Department of Agricultural Extension and Ministry of

Fisheries and Livestock are authorized to do these work while the court asked

the BSTI,Who gave you the authority to play with the lives of people?

AntiCorruption Commission (ACC) Counsel Mamun Mahbub and Deputy Attorney

General AKM Amin Uddin opposed thr BSTI lawyer's arguments, saying BSTI has been

authorized to do this and now is trying to avoid its liability.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)