From the News Desk

7000 Litres Of Spurious Ghee Seized In Jodhpur

February 18, 2020

7000 litres of spurious ghee were seized by the team of medical & health office on Thursday from godown in Mendor Krishi Mandi here. the ghee was being sold under two brand names.

Alcohol bought in black could be a health hazard

February 17, 2020

If you source alcohol from the black market, there is a possibility that someone might have filled spurious liquor and passed it off as original. Telangana Prohibition and Excise officials warn that consuming spurious liquor could damage internal organs.

COVID-19: A Crisis For Humanity Is An Opportunity For Counterfeiters

May 5, 2020

As the world fights hard to contain the ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a group of people making hay while the sun shines. Counterfeiters thrive in situations where there is enormous demand and restricted supply, and such a situation is now present, especially when it comes to specific categories of essential products such as pharmaceuticals and medical supplies like masks, gloves and sanitizers.

Fake liquor busted in Muzaffarnagar, two arrested

February 24, 2020

In the New Mandi area of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, the police and excise team raided a warehouse located on Roorkee Road in a joint operation and busted the fake liquor and arrested two accused from there.

Farmer’s body seeks probe into spurious paddy seed scam

May 27, 2020

Harinder Singh Lakhowal says farmers of the state have been looted by a nexus of officials and seed manufacturing agencies by selling fake seed. He demanded a probe by an independent agency into the alleged paddy seed scam by shop owners.

Hyderabad: Illegal sale of spurious cotton seeds busted, 4 held

May 30, 2020

A gang involved in a spurious cotton seed racket was busted on Friday and four members were arrested by Special Operations Team (SOT) sleuths of Rachakonda commissionerate. The sleuths seized Rs 50 lakh worth of stock.

Man Held With Spurious Liquor

February 13, 2020

Excise sleuths arrested a person manufacturing spurious liquor at LB Nagar. They intercepted Skoda and seized 30,000 bottle metal caps of a popular whiskey, three liters of rectified spirit and three liters of diluted liquor.

Mohali shopkeeper held for selling spurious water filter parts

May 25, 2020

A shopkeeper was held for selling and storing counterfeit spare parts and filters of reverse osmosis (RO) systems worth ₹ 20 lakh in Zirakpur’s Baltana.

Opinion: It's time to call a fake a fake

February 24, 2020

As recorded by the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA), the Indian counterfeit auto parts market was worth INR 1 lakh crore in 2019.

Punjab to use track and trace system to control liquor flow

February 19, 2020

Chandigarh: To control the production and protect revenue, the Punjab government is all set to implement an IT-based track and trace system.

Raw material for liqour smuggled to Assam for 8 years, say officials

June 1, 2020

It has come to light that distillers in Punjab smuggled extra neutral alcohol (ENA), which is the key ingredient in manufacturing spurious liquor, to as far as Gujarat and Assam. And this continued for more than eight years. Assam officials had, in 2017, pointed this out in a letter to the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department.

Spurious Cough Syrup Possibly Behind 11 Deaths Among Children

February 27, 2020

11 children in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district of Jammu have allegedly died after consuming spurious cough syrup. These deaths occurred between Dec 2019 and January 2020, according to a report in The Indian Express.

Spurious oil manufacturing unit raided in Rayagada

February 19, 2020

Rayagada Police today seized M/s Durga Sri Packers in Goutam Nagar area of Rayagada town and seized a huge amount of oil pouches, plastic cans, huge tin oil containers hoarded illegally.

Spurious soft drink unit busted in Haryana

June 6, 2020

The police have busted a factory on the Pasina Kalan road near Panipat reportedly manufacturing spurious soft drinks. They have booked eight businessmen in this connection. Two of them have been arrested. The police on Sunday produced the accused in court, which sent them to seven-day police remand.

The Authentication Forum 2019: Back with solutions to fight counterfeit products

October 9, 2019

Curbing counterfeits through proper implementation of authentication solutions, awareness and monitoring can save a revenue loss of more than INR 50,000 crore per annum.

Three held for selling spurious printer ink cartridges in Maharashtra

February 25, 2020

Palghar, Feb 25 (PTI) Three persons were arrested for allegedly selling spurious printer ink cartridges under popular brand names in Maharashtra''s Palghar district, police said on Tuesday.

Two brothers nabbed for manufacturing fake hand sanitizer

May 23, 2020

The Drug Control Department, Gurugram, today busted a fake sanitiser manufacturing unit in Pataudi. Two brothers, both Commerce pass outs, were churning a sanitiser in drums and pans in a washroom and claimed to have made sale worth Rs 18 lakhs since March.

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