The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to enquire into the allegations of presence of harmful and toxic substances in milk packaged and marketed by a few dairy milk companies in Hyderabad.

The SHRC was acting on a petition filed by Andhra Pradesh Balala Hakkula Sangham, which alleged that the milk packaged and marketed by well-known brands was found to be unsafe for consumption in an analysis done by the State Food Control Laboratory at Nacharam.

Sangham president Achyuta Rao had filed a petition before the State Human Rights Commission.