Hyderabad: As a big relief to the residents of RK Puram and Devinagar, the Neredmet police on Saturday swung into action and arrested one person from the illegal piggery involved in extracting oil from pig wastes. Residents had also complained that the unit had been dumping pig wastes into the RK Puram lake leading to its frothing.
A Special Operations Team of Nedermet police raided the unit at noon and found 320 oil cans each weighing 15 litres. Police said the adulterated oil was being sold to local shops and soap industries. The police suspects that the residue from the unit was being released into the lake. SOT Inspector Naveen Kumar said the unit has been in operation for over a year in a public place and under the flyover causing health hazard and was also running without permit.
Samples of the seized goods including oil will be sent to food inspectors for analysis, he said. The residents had complained that the illegal unit was producing pig oil and dumping the wastes into the RK Puram lake. A preliminary examination by the Pollution Control Board had found that animal wastes had polluted the lake, causing it to froth.
“It’s sad authorities take cognisance after media reports, but we are glad that the police took a firm action,” said president of the United Federation of Resident Welfare Association B.T. Srinivas. PCB official Kumar Pathak said, “The sewerage and waste dumping into the lake has to be stopped to achieve better results.”