UP: Fake food supplement factory busted in Muzaffarnagar, owner held

UP: Fake food supplement factory busted in Muzaffarnagar, owner held

October 12, 2021

Muzaffarnagar: The police in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh have busted a fake food supplement factory and arrested its owner. A huge amount boxes containing of fake food supplements and powder have also been recovered.

SP City Arpit Vijayvirgiya said a team of City Kotwali SHO Anant Dev Mishra, sub-inspector Vinay Sharma raided the factory and seized fake supplements. The accused owner Asif Saifi, a resident of Kidwai Nagar, was also arrested. The factory was being operated from Kidwai Nagar Mohalla.

The estimated value of the seized fake products is said to be around Rs 50 lakh. The factory has now been sealed.

According to the police chief, 2.65 quintals of maltodextrin powder, 75 kg dextrose monohydrate powder, one drum of amino acid powder, 64 boxes of mixed supplements, a sack of empty capsules, and other tablets have been recovered from the factory. Cops have also seized a sack containing wrappers and boxes of prominent companies.

Factory run on herbal pharmacy licence

According to police, the factory was being run on the basis of herbal power pharmacy licence. The packaged supplement was used to be supplied to different states including Haryana, Uttarakhand. The accused reportedly told police that he was involved in making fake supplements by importing raw material from Delhi since 2019.