Spurious ghee racket busted in Faridabad; 2 arrested

Ghee was being sold in cartons of well-known brands

Spurious ghee racket busted in Faridabad; 2 arrested

Raid being conducted at a spot in Sector 3 of Faridabad in connection with the recovery of spurious ghee packed in known brands in an illegal manner, on Sunday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Faridabad, September 27

A team of the CM Flying Squad on Sunday busted a racket of packing and supply of spurious ghee into the market.

A case under various sections including 272, 273, 420 and 120- B of the IPC has been registered in this connection against two persons.   

According to the officials concerned, the accused identified as Ravi and Rajesh based in Sector 3 here had been carrying out the work of packing ghee in the packets of some well known brands like Amul, Mother Dairy and Milkfood in an illegal manner and had been supplying these into the market for past several months. 

The racket of preparing or packing the ghee was carried out from a room located on the rooftop of their shop- cum-residence, it is claimed. 

The raid that started around 12 noon was on till 6 pm.  Revealing that the team recovered about 45 kg of ghee packed or awaiting to be packed in the containers and cartons having the wrappers of well known brands, the officials said the number of wrappers seized from the shop has been over 150.   

“The accused who have been booked under various sections of the IPC, could not produce the documents or licence of the work they were engaged in proving that it was spurious ghee sold under established brands in the market,” said  Devender Yadav, DSP CM Flying Squad, who led the raid.

He said the spot was raided after information that a racket of packing and supply of spurious ghee under some well-known brands was done from here.

He said about 100 toffees of bhaang (Cannabis) have also been recovered from the spot. 

The police had recovered about 270 kg of spurious ghee on June 1, last year in a similar action.

A truck carrying the ghee packed under the Amul brand in an illegal manner was seized by the officials concerned. Three persons had been arrested after registration of a case.

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