DCB nabs five with fake mobiles, accessories worth Rs18.1 lakh [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]
(DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The city Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) recovered fake cell phones and duplicate mobile accessories worth Rs18.10 lakh from seven shops on Relief Road on Thursday. They also arrested five dealers in this connection.
According to DCB, Mumbai-based Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights (EIPR) India Ltd had sent their official to investigate reports of fake mobile phones being sold under the Samsung Electronics brand here. EIPR acted on behalf of the Korea-based mobile company, after information about shops in Murtimant Complex and Karnavati Mall on Relief Road selling fake items.
Based on the EIPR official's report, a team of DCB raided MK Marketing, Mobile Mall and Mobile Studio in Murtimant Complex as well as Shops no.6, 14 and 16 in Karnavati Mall and a nearby shop, White Telecom. During the search they found Li brand phones being re-branded as Samsung as well as fake accessories, including phone batteries, back covers and others.
Altogether 159 handsets worth Rs 14.93 lakh and over 800 fake accessories and 750 Samsung stickers collectively worth Rs3.17 lakh were recovered from the mobile shops.
Five dealers were also arrested, DCB said. They were identified as Sardarnagar resident Gopal Jethwani (22), Premnarayan Gupta (33), Manoj Dhirwani (35), Suraj Dusheja (23) and Khetaram Prajapati (22). DCB officials stated that they would now investigate as where these fake-branded devices and accessories were procured from and who had brought them to the city.
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