Shop owner booked for selling rip-offs of electrical product 

April 8, 2021

Vadodara: An electric shop owner in Dabhoi was on Friday booked for selling fake products of a company manufacturing electrical items and materials. Company’s officials and a private investigator hired by them unearthed the counterfeit scam, police informed.

Vadodara: An electric shop owner in Dabhoi was on Friday booked for selling fake products of a company manufacturing electrical items and materials. Company’s officials and a private investigator hired by them unearthed the counterfeit scam, police informed.

After receiving the information from the company representatives, Vadodara rural police raided the shop owned by Mitesh Patel on Friday and found counterfeit Polycab India Limited products worth Rs 47,871 in the shop. Police said that the company’s officials and a private investigator had found that Patel was selling fake products.

The private investigator told the police that the company was suspicious about the sudden drop in sales of its product in Dabhoi. During the probe it was found that many shop owners were selling counterfeit products of the company.

On Friday, the investigator and an official of the company went to Patel’s shop as decoy customers and asked for a cable. When the official verified that the product was a fake, they informed police. During the interrogation, Patel told cops that he had purchased the fake products, worth Rs 29,000, from a man named Bhatia living on Ajwa Road. Police said that Patel doesn’t know much about Bhaita’s whereabouts. However, based on his mobile phone number police are trying to trace him. Both, Patel and Bhatia, were booked at Dabhoi police station.
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