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Man running fake soft drinks unit arrested

delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2010 00:43 IST
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The Delhi Police, on Tuesday, arrested the who was running the illegal cola bottling plant in the serpentine lanes of Jyoti Nagar in northeast Delhi.

The police said they had information that the accused was running more bottling units in Ghaziabad and southeast Delhi.

One of the units was unearthed earlier this month. The accused, Ramesh Tomar, was arrested near his home on Tuesday morning.

After Tomar's arrest, the police said to have conducted raids at the factory that supplied him "crowns" of all brands of cold drinks.

"We arrested him on Tuesday morning and he was produced at a city court later. We have got one-day police remand and would be conducting raids to unearth the other bottling units that he was running from Delhi and adjoining Ghaziabad," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) S.S. Yadav.

On July 2, the police had found out about a plant that was producing almost all known cola brands out of a two-room rented flat in Meet Nagar.

The plant had been operating for the past six months and had 15 people working in it. The police had earlier arrested six people in the case. Police said that these fake cold drinks were supplied to small-time shopkeepers in various areas.

The police confiscated more than 2,000 bottles, 100 crates and thousands of bottle crowns of all major cold drinks brands such Coke, Pepsi, Sprite and Limca.

The Police had also recovered carbon-dioxide cylinders, concentrates resembling that of different cola drinks, water kept in syntax tanks from the bottling unit.

The police said Tomar earlier was a building contractor, and took up this business as he found it more lucrative.

“We are investigating how much money has he made of this," said the officer.

Cases of copyright infringement have been registered in the matter. The police said they still awaited the reports of the samples of the spurious soft drinks seized to Food Adulteration laboratory.