Police seal factory manufacturing ‘illegal’ cellphone batteries in Vapi

The Valsad police have carried out raids on a factory manufacturing ‘illegal’ cellphone batteries in Sarigam GIDC near Vapi on Saturday afternoon and sealed it.

Written by Express News Service | Surat | Published: March 4, 2012 5:59 am

The Valsad police have carried out raids on a factory manufacturing ‘illegal’ cellphone batteries in Sarigam GIDC near Vapi on Saturday afternoon and sealed it. No one has been arrested in this connection yet,police said.

The officials have also sent some samples of cellphone batteries to the laboratory to find out whether these are original or not.

A few days ago,Vapi police had arrested two youths carrying cellphone batteries of different companies in Vapi GIDC.

After interrogation,the police had found that the batteries were being manufactured in a factory in Sarigam.

Acting on the tip-off,the police have carried out raids on the factory on Saturday. Sources said the cellphone batteries worth crore of rupees have been sealed by the officials.

Valsad District Superintendent of Police D B Vaghela said,“We have sealed the premises and sent the some of the samples of the batteries to laboratory to check whether these are original or duplicate. The batteries of 10 different companies are being manufactured in this factory.”

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