Hyderabad: Police bust gang involved in selling fake products of popular brands; 4 held

West Zone Task Force police have busted a gang involved in manufacturing and selling fake food in Hyderabad

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  5 April 2023 8:30 AM GMT
Three of the Four Accused

Hyderabad: West Zone Task Force police have busted a gang involved in manufacturing and selling fake food and other general store items of popular brands in Hyderabad.

Police have arrested four people so far. They have been identified as Ajay Kumar Bhure (30), who works at Jayalaxmi Transport, Attapur, Syed Imran (24), in charge of the warehouse at Katedan, Premraj Purohit (34) of Nimboliadda, and Premraj Purohith (32) of Afzalganj are distributors.

The gang leaders Kamal Bhati (46) of Kachiguda and Mahender Singh Rathore are still at large.

According to West Zone Task Force DCP Radha Kishan Rao, on credible information, they apprehended four people and seized goods worth Rs. 16 lakh.

The seized items included fake Parachute hair oil, Red label tea powder, Colgate Paste, Good Night Liquid, Head & Shoulders Shampoo, labels, boxes, stickers, empty bottles, packing boxes, and other items used in the preparation and adulteration of the items.

Kamal Bhati used to purchase fake products and their associated packaging materials from Delhi, and then indulge in adulteration at his warehouse in Katedan. The adulterated products were then sold to various Kirana shops in Hyderabad and other states including Karnataka, through distributors Premraj Purohith, Pukraj Purohith, and Mahender Singh Rathod.

Syed Imran, who was in charge of the warehouse at Katedan, and Ajay Kumar Bhure, who worked in Jayalaxmi Transport, were responsible for transporting the adulterated products to Karnataka, where they would receive a commission for their services. The seized material has been handed over to the SHO of Shahinayathgunj Police Station for further action.

Police have charged the arrested individuals with offenses related to adulteration, manufacturing and selling fake products, and cheating. Further investigations are underway to uncover the extent of their illegal activities and any other individuals or entities involved.

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