Hosiery owner arrested for making fake branded clothes

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 18:45 IST

Police arrested a hosiery owner for manufacturing duplicate clothes of various brands with their logos on Thursday. The police also recovered manufactured clothes of various brands from the hosiery.

The accused has been identified as Nitin Kumar of Moti Nagar Extension. He runs a hosiery unit in his house.

The case was registered following a statement of Ranjan Narula of Gurgaon, who is the legal adviser of Adidas and Puma.

In his complaint, Narula said he got a tip-off that the accused was manufacturing track suits, T-shirts and sweat shirts using the brand names of Adidas and Puma and selling them in the market.

On being informed, the police raided the hosiery unit and recovered ready-to-sell clothes and machines. The accused was arrested from the spot.

Inspector Surinder Singh, station house officer of the Focal Point police station, said a case under section 63 of the Copyright Act, sections 102, 103 and 104 of the Trade Marks Act and sections 420 (cheating), 485 (making or possession of any instrument for counterfeit­ing a property mark) and 486 (selling goods marked with a counterfeit property mark) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the accused.

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