The Bengaluru civic body BBMP has imposed a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh on popular sweet shop in Gandhinagar, Sangam Sweets, after it allegedly found many deficiencies.
Among other things, the BBMP alleged in its notice that the kitchen of the sweet shop was dirty and the utensils were deformed. It issued the notice to Sangam Sweets on October 31 after an inspection by a senior health inspector. Upon inspection, certain deficiencies in the working of the shop were found, Bangalore Mirror reported.
Sangam Sweets approached the high court with relevant documents and stating that the BBMP was insisting upon payment of the said penalty.
The high court noted that prima facie, the deficiencies pointed out appear of serious nature and “food safety norms cannot be compromised”.
The court said Sangam Sweets cannot be protected by the high court as the BBMP was only discharging its quasi-judicial function and the shop was only asked to show-cause.