Counterfeit zarda manufacturing units busted in Odisha’s Bhadrak

Bhadrak: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch today raided at different places in Odisha’s Bhadrak district and seized huge quantity of counterfeit zarda and tobacco products. An official said around 1 quintal of tobacco materials and 16 kg chemicals were seized fake manufacturing units. Also, 173 pouch finishing product of 7 kg each was recovered.

Acting on a reliable information, the STF conducted simultaneous raids at different places of Bhadrak town area. At one place, heavy quantity of duplicate Gopal Zarda, manufacturing and counterfeiting instruments and tobacco materials were seized. One accused, Jaga Nath of Mirzapur, Mathasahi police limits was arrested.

In this connection a case under different sections of the Copyright Act, Trademark Act, 1999 and Cotpa Act, 2003 was registered at Puruna bazar police station and investigation is on.

A heavy quantity of similar tobacco products with manufacturing and counterfeiting instruments, tin dabas and other manufacture equipments and duplicate sealing materials were recovered from the house one Fakir Saha of Mirzapur under Chidiamerpda police limits. The counterfeit paan masala manufacturing unit was being run jointly by by Fakir Saha, Sk Mahiraj & Sk Anis.

A case was registered under different sections of Copyright Act, 1957, Trademark Act, 1999 and Cotpa Act, 2003 at Purunabazar police station.

Similarly from the house of Mallik Gulphan of Helasahi police limits tobacco materials, tin packing, one electric iron machine, weighing machine, chemicals, perfumes etc. were recovered.

An official said a case has been registered at Purunabazar Police Station for necessary legal action. Investigation is on.

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