SRINAGAR — Amid the controversy, the authorities on Saturday said that watermelons are safe for consumption.

Addressing a press conference, Deputy Commissioner, J&K Drug & Food Control Organisation, Shagufta Jalal, as per the news agency KNO said that they had taken samples from all the districts of the Kashmir valley after apprehensions were raised about the sale of watermelons.

She said that the test results that came today have shown that watermelons are safe for consumption.

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“Nothing adverse has come in the test reports and we appeal to the people not to pay heed to rumours,” Jalal said, adding that watermelon is not a seasonal fruit.

About action against those who have spread the rumours, Jalal said the matter has been taken up with the higher-ups.

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