Two arrested, counterfeit grocery items racket busted in Hyderabad
Counterfeit items of branded goods worth Rs 6.74 lakhs were seized from them.
HYDERABAD: The Task Force East Zone Team, along with the Nallakunta police, apprehended two offenders and busted a racket selling duplicate grocery items. Counterfeit items of branded goods worth Rs 6.74 lakhs were seized from them.
According to the police, Ghewar Ram and Arjun Ram obtained duplicate grocery products from Rajasthan and sold them to merchants in Hyderabad in order to make more money.
The fake goods that the offenders were trying to sell included Red Label tea powder, Chakra Gold tea powder, Gemini tea powder, Taj Mahal tea powder, Parachute oil, Head and Shoulder shampoo, Lizol and a variety of other goods.
The alleged offender, Ghewaram, who is a native of Rajasthan, moved to Hyderabad and took a job as a day labourer in a local shop in Goshamahal. Ghewaram contacted Arjun Ram, a Rajasthani native and an auto driver in Goshamahal, when he realised his salary was insufficient to make ends meet.
Both of them hatched a plan to purchase extra supplies from Saldaram of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. They accordingly bought extra supplies of commodities, including Good Knight coils, Shampoos, cocount oil, Lizol bottles and tea powder. Furthermore, they sold fake goods to a number of Kirana stores in the Telangana state, deceiving the public and facilitating quick gains.