A special police group recently busted a counterfeit agarbatti manufacturing unit at Brit colony in Badagada Bhubaneshwar. As per sources a person names Umakant Samal was allegedly involved in production and sale of fake counterfeit agarbatti in the area.
Samal had started a company by the name of ‘Suprabha Agarbatti’ registered by his wife’s name. Later when the business did not reap profits, he started to manufacture duplicate incense sticks with the labels of other popular brands.
According to the police reports the raid was conducted after the complaint lodged by a detective agency of agarbatti company.
Rajesh Bharti the complainant said that they had received information about the factory engaged in manufacturing fake products. We found the information to be true and lodged a police complaint. Meanwhile, police have sealed the agarbatti manufacturing unit while Umakant has been detained for further interrogation.
Satyajit Mohanty City Police commissioner said that preliminary investigation revealed that despite having the license, the accused was misusing it by packing duplicate materials inside fabricated cartons and packets of other brands.