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Rajasthan: Adulterated ghee in huge volume, being sold in popular brands name, seized, one arrested

Adulterated ghee in huge volume was seized from Rajasthan and one person was arrested. The accused were using popular brands packing material to market the fake products.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Published on: February 21, 2024 18:17 IST
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Rajasthan: A person was arrested after an adulterated ghee racket busted in Rajasthan and over 10,400 litres of fake ghee was seized from a warehouse, police said on Wednesday.

The police found that popular brands including -- Krishna, Lotus, Mahan and Amul -- like packaging material was being used to sell adulterated ghee in the market.   

Acting on a tip-off was received about fake and adulterated ghee with names and designs similar to those of well-known brands -- like Krishna, Lotus, Mahan and Amul -- was being packed and sold in the market, Additional Director General (Crime) Dinesh MN said.

A team of crime branch, local police and the food department conducted a raid at Shri Shyam Sales Corporation warehouse in Vishwakarma industrial area on Tuesday night, he said.

During the raid, 10,464 litres of fake or adulterated ghee was seized and warehouse operator Shravan Singh Shekhawat was arrested, the ADG said.

Arrested accused a repeat offender

According to police, Shekhawat was earlier arrested in 2007 for the same offence. He got bail after being in jail for 20 days.

A case has been registered against Shekhawat under sections of the Indian Penal Code, Copyright Act and Trademark Act at Vishwakarma police station, the ADG said, adding that further probe is underway.

With inputs from PTI

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