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Four arrested for supplying fake ghee,tea in Gurgaon

The Gurgaon police have busted a gang that supplied fake edible and other household goods to small kirana shops in the city. Four persons have been arrested.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | New Delhi |
April 26, 2011 4:08:09 am

Police recovered around 1,000 fake labels of popular cosmetic and food brands

The Gurgaon police have busted a gang that supplied fake edible and other household goods to small kirana shops in the city. Four persons have been arrested.

Hundreds of kgs of fake and adulterated products such as tea,ghee,shampoo,bidi,etc,of brands like Tata,Sunsilk and Fena,were recovered from them,police said on Monday.

The Criminal Investigating Agency of Gurgaon nabbed one Ajay on Friday after they received a tip-off that he would bring such products to the city from Delhi. A huge quantity of household goods were recovered from his Maruti Van,police said (see box).

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Laboratory tests revealed that the products were fake,they added.

According to police,based on information provided by Ajay,they arrested three others involved in the racket — Mukesh,Sandeep Jain and Diwaker.

Machines used for the adulteration have also been recovered. “We are investigating the matter. It seems to be a well-organised racket,which was operating across Gurgaon and Delhi. They used to target small shops,” said Vikas Arora,DCP (East).

Arora said the gang would mix refined oil with Dalda ghee and add fragrance.

The margin of profit,he added,was high. For ghee,their cost of production was around Rs 75,but they sold it for around Rs 110.

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