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Sea transport is primary route for counterfeiters

February 25

More than half of the total value of counterfeit goods seized around the world are shipped by sea, according to a new OECD-EUIPO report.

Fake potato chips manufacturing unit busted in Angul

February 9

The special squad of Angul town police Saturday busted a fake potato chips manufacturing unit from Kumand-Bhandubar area on the outskirts of Angul town.
Earlier, fake edible oil, turmeric powder and wheat manufacturing units were busted in this industry-rich district.

Pan-India fake degree racket busted in Mohali

February 9

The Mohali police have busted a gang that was active throughout the country and provided fake degrees and certificates of various courses at school, college and university level.

India sees ‘alarming’ 24 per cent rise in counterfeit incidents

October 13

Counterfeit incidents in India rose by 24 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to a debut report from the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA). The ASPA – which represents suppliers of anti-counterfeit and traceability technologies – estimates that counterfeiting costs the Indian economy more than 1 trillion rupees ($13bn) every year. …

Two brothers nabbed for manufacturing fake hand sanitizer

June 29

The Drug Control Department, Gurugram, today busted a fake sanitiser manufacturing unit in Pataudi. Two brothers, both Commerce pass outs, were churning a sanitiser in drums and pans in a washroom and claimed to have made sale worth Rs 18 lakhs since March.

Three held for selling spurious printer ink cartridges in Maharashtra

June 29

Palghar, Feb 25 (PTI) Three persons were arrested for allegedly selling spurious printer ink cartridges under popular brand names in Maharashtra”s Palghar district, police said on Tuesday.

The Authentication Forum 2019: Back with solutions to fight counterfeit products

June 29

Curbing counterfeits through proper implementation of authentication solutions, awareness and monitoring can save a revenue loss of more than INR 50,000 crore per annum.

Spurious soft drink unit busted in Haryana

June 29

The police have busted a factory on the Pasina Kalan road near Panipat reportedly manufacturing spurious soft drinks. They have booked eight businessmen in this connection. Two of them have been arrested. The police on Sunday produced the accused in court, which sent them to seven-day police remand.

Spurious oil manufacturing unit raided in Rayagada

June 29

Rayagada Police today seized M/s Durga Sri Packers in Goutam Nagar area of Rayagada town and seized a huge amount of oil pouches, plastic cans, huge tin oil containers hoarded illegally.

Spurious Cough Syrup Possibly Behind 11 Deaths Among Children

June 29

11 children in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district of Jammu have allegedly died after consuming spurious cough syrup. These deaths occurred between Dec 2019 and January 2020, according to a report in The Indian Express.

Raw material for liqour smuggled to Assam for 8 years, say officials

June 29

It has come to light that distillers in Punjab smuggled extra neutral alcohol (ENA), which is the key ingredient in manufacturing spurious liquor, to as far as Gujarat and Assam. And this continued for more than eight years. Assam officials had, in 2017, pointed this out in a letter to the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department.

Punjab to use track and trace system to control liquor flow

June 29

Chandigarh: To control the production and protect revenue, the Punjab government is all set to implement an IT-based track and trace system.

Opinion: It’s time to call a fake a fake

June 29

As recorded by the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), the Indian counterfeit auto parts market was worth INR 1 lakh crore in 2019.

Mohali shopkeeper held for selling spurious water filter parts

June 29

A shopkeeper was held for selling and storing counterfeit spare parts and filters of reverse osmosis (RO) systems worth ₹ 20 lakh in Zirakpur’s Baltana.

Man Held With Spurious Liquor

June 29

Excise sleuths arrested a person manufacturing spurious liquor at LB Nagar. They intercepted Skoda and seized 30,000 bottle metal caps of a popular whiskey, three liters of rectified spirit and three liters of diluted liquor.

Hyderabad: Illegal sale of spurious cotton seeds busted, 4 held

June 29

A gang involved in a spurious cotton seed racket was busted on Friday and four members were arrested by Special Operations Team (SOT) sleuths of Rachakonda commissionerate. The sleuths seized Rs 50 lakh worth of stock.

Farmer’s body seeks probe into spurious paddy seed scam

June 29

Harinder Singh Lakhowal says farmers of the state have been looted by a nexus of officials and seed manufacturing agencies by selling fake seed. He demanded a probe by an independent agency into the alleged paddy seed scam by shop owners.

Fake liquor busted in Muzaffarnagar, two arrested

June 29

In the New Mandi area of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, the police and excise team raided a warehouse located on Roorkee Road in a joint operation and busted the fake liquor and arrested two accused from there.

Alcohol bought in black could be a health hazard

June 27

If you source alcohol from the black market, there is a possibility that someone might have filled spurious liquor and passed it off as original. Telangana Prohibition and Excise officials warn that consuming spurious liquor could damage internal organs.

COVID-19: A Crisis For Humanity Is An Opportunity For Counterfeiters

May 5

As the world fights hard to contain the ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a group of people making hay while the sun shines. Counterfeiters thrive in situations where there is enormous demand and restricted supply, and such a situation is now present, especially when it comes to specific categories of essential products such as pharmaceuticals and medical supplies like masks, gloves and sanitizers.

7000 Litres Of Spurious Ghee Seized In Jodhpur

February 18

7000 litres of spurious ghee were seized by the team of medical & health office on Thursday from godown in Mendor Krishi Mandi here. the ghee was being sold under two brand names.