The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution and destroyed 1,200 water jars in a drive conducted in the capital’s different areas against sale of ‘so-called filtered water’ in plastic jars without approval.
A mobile court, led by BSTI director Anwar Hossain Mollah, found six business entities guilty of supplying water jars without license from the institution.
The mobile court conducted the drives in Saidabad, Uttar Jatrabari, Demra, Mir Hajirbagh and Shayampur areas and found six factories producing filtered water without BSTI’s approval.
The team instantly sealed off the factories and destroyed water jars.
The team also raided different hotels and shops in the areas and destroyed 1,200 water jars.
A recent study showed about 97 per cent of the so-called filtered water jars supplied to households, shops and offices in and around the capital contained pathogens from human and animal faeces.
Another BSTI team filed separate cases against two filling stations in the capital for allegedly violating rules and regulations and tampering with fuel measurements.
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