In a recent offensive against counterfeiters, the Bengaluru Police arrested two persons for allegedly manufacturing and selling spurious tea products under the guise of a leading international brand. The accused have been identified as Bhavar Lal and Jagamram-residents of Rajasthan.
The two were manufacturing and selling the fake tea products of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). According to a report, police officials have also seized a big amount of fake tea powder brands of Red Label Tea and Brooke Bond 3Roses- both originally manufactured by Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL).
According to the police, “the operation was conducted after a specific tip-off by informers. The cops also informed that the two accused were involved in manufacturing low-quality tea products in the Bandepalya area of South West Bengaluru.
Yogesh ST, the Bandepalya police inspector said, “As per the information, the police conducted a raid and arrested the two persons who were manufacturing and selling fake products of the Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) company. Along with this, they were also involved in printing and packaging material under the HUL brand name and logo. One more person who is involved in the racket is still investigating the matter.”
Hindustan Unilever has sent a team to the location to verify the quality of products after the company was informed about the raid by police. The company officials say that some of the samples they tested have been fake. As per the police officials they have seized around 2,497 kilograms of spurious tea powder worth Rs 15 lakh. Along with this, the Bengaluru Police has also seized a packaging machine costing Rs 15 lakh.