The Thane crime branch raided a factory in Ambernath, on the outskirts of Mumbai, and seized a consignment of inferior quality oil worth Rs1.82 crore on Wednesday. The two managers of the factory were arrested and four employees were detained for questioning.
Cops found that the accused were involved in producing inferior quality of oil.
The arrested accused, Digamber Trimukhe,40, works as a production supervisor, and Eric Admin Salylas, 35, is a production manager.
Both have been remanded in police custody till February 13.All three owners are absconding.
The factory has been producing oil illegally since 2009.
The oil was produced at an approximate cost of Rs500 per can. It would then be exported and sold at Rs4,000 .
“The four who have been detained said that they exported the oil” said an officer.
“A few days back, the complainant approached the Thane commissionerate and informed us about the factory,” said Tanveer Bayes, officer at Thane crime branch Unit 1. “We raided the factory.” A case has been registered with Shivaji nagar police station under relevant IPC sections.