Police are still unable to track the source of counterfeit labels of prevalent brands of ghee that were seized in extensive numbers when a spurious ghee fabricating unit was busted recently.
The police, nonetheless, guaranteed it would focus in on the source as they had officially distinguished two questionable ghee makers and one plastic-assembling unit in Bhubaneswar.
The phoney labels were being utilized for selling and promoting sub-standard ghee under names of well-known brands of ghee -, for example, Omfed, Durga and Devi – into the city markets.
A colossal number of containers of different sizes was seized amid strikes on a phoney ghee-fabricating unit at the residence of Subash Behera at Professorpada in Patia region of the capital.
Amid examination, the police discovered that the plastic-assembling unit likewise used to supply containers to Omfed.
“We are yet to follow the source of the expansive number of phoney names of Omfed ghee that were seized amid the attack. The examination is on,” Swain said.
The examination has so far uncovered that Omfed got its labels from a production line in Calcutta. “We are endeavouring to discover who had helped him to get the Omfed marks in such mass numbers. In any case, we presume it could be the handicraft of it is possible that somebody in the Calcutta plant or somebody in Omfed,” Swain said.
Behera was running the manufacturing of fake ghee on the first floor of his home at Professorpada. The phoney ghee was being sold for the sake of prominent brands in the business sectors of Cuttack and different spots. “Materials seized amid the assault showed that Behera had made the spurious ghee by utilizing palmolein oil and different chemicals. The smell of the seized ghee likewise indicated the utilization of other oil-based commodities. We will send tests of the seized substances to the legal science research facility to find out the syntheses that have been utilized,” Swain said.
Efforts are being made to track the source of palmolein oil which is used for preparing spurious ghee.
The police had seized around 60 compartments of 200ml size, 12 holders of a 1000ml size of Omfed ghee and sachets of Durga ghee and Devi ghee separated from a few exhaust holders, wrappers, marks and bundling hardware.
Mangalabag police captured Behera and registered a case against him for tricking and infringement of the arrangements of the Trade and Merchandise Act and the Trademarks Act.