The Basti Bawa Khel police, on Thursday evening, arrested a person after seizing a huge quantity of fake desi ghee and raw material from a factory in the surgical complex here. The arrested has been identified as factory owner Ravinder Kumar Mittal, 50, who has been booked under the essential commodities Act and other sections of the IPC. Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), told mediapersons that, acting on a tip-off, a team of Basti Bawa Khel police found spurious desi ghee from a car of Mittal when he was going to deliver it to a shop in the market.
The ACP said that Mittal had been running the factory in the premises hired on monthly rent of `20,000 in the surgical complex for the past six months and was in the business of making spurious desi ghee. He was selling his product under the 'Balak' brand name.
He further said that when the police party raided his factory, it recovered 12.50 quintal spurious desi ghee and 29 quintal raw material such as vegetable ghee, colour chemicals and some genuine ghee, which were used for making duplicate desi ghee.
We have seized all the material, including empty tins, said Sandhu.
He will be produced in the court on Friday.