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Spurious ghee racket busted, four held in Gurgaon, Delhi

Four people have been arrested for their involvement in running a racket of making and selling spurious ghee, spices and other edibles in the national capital region, police said on Monday. Sunil Thapliyal reports.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2011 01:28 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

Four people have been arrested for their involvement in running a racket of making and selling spurious ghee, spices and other edibles in the national capital region, police said on Monday.

They were arrested on Friday after a Maruti Van was intercepted near Bakhtawar area near Jharsa More in east Gurgaon, carrying spurious ghee, spices and tea materials, the police said.

After interrogation of the Maruti Van driver Ajay, raids were conducted at two manufacturing units in Delhi's Uttam Nagar and Kapas Heda areas. The police arrested three others- Divakar from the Kapas Heda Unit, Sandeep Jain and Mukesh from the Uttam Nagar unit.

“We have seized 517 litres of ghee, 502 kg of tea labelled as Tata tea, 600 kg detergent powder with labels of Ghari and Fena, 200 kg of MDH masala, three sacks of gutkha, two sacks of bidis and one box of shampoo pouch labelled as Sun Silk and other famous brands,” a police officer said.

Raw materials such as soyabean oil, vegetable ghee, colour chemicals and some genuine ghee were also recovered in the raids. “We have also seized the van they were using for duplicate ghee transportation, empty tins among other materials,” the officer said.

The police suspect that a network of duplicate edible items in the NCR might have been running for the last few months. The accused were booked under various IPC sections.