poisoning left thirty-seven hospitalized
2009, 0000 hrs IST, Vijay V Singh, TNN
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people were admitted to hospital for food poisoning after eating at an Andheri (W) labour union
leader's son's wedding on
Cops seized the food remains and sent it to laboratory for
Officials said several people were admitted to CooperHospital
and a private hospital after they complained of uneasiness, loose motion
and vomiting on Sunday night.
Nawaz Khan, a local labour
union leader, told the police that about 2,000 people ate at his son
Ahmed's wedding at Gilbert Hill on Sunday evening and only a few of them
had complained of food poisoning. The catering contract was
given to Pradhan Khan, a resident of the same
Nawaz said the party started around 8 pm and
ended at 12.30 am on Monday. Two persons complained of stomach ache just
before midnight and they were admitted to hospital after their condition
who was in the first group that sat down to eat, initially thought his
uneasiness was due to overeating but was rushed to hospital when his
condition became serious. Two guests are in the ICU.
"I hired the same caterer for my other two sons' and daughter's
wedding and nothing untoward happened. I don't know what happened this
time. Many people were invited for this party and only a few had a problem,''
The guests, too, are sympathetic towards Nawaz.
They have asked the police to investigate the caterer's role.
Officials have recorded caterer Pradhan Khan's
statement. DN Nagar police station senior inspector AjendraThakur said: "We will decide on going ahead
with the complaint after receiving the laboratory report.''