Jajpur, Jan 13(LocalWire ): Police today seized fake Jarda and other tobacco items worth several lakhs and arrested four persons at Bidyadharpur village under Bairi police station in Jajpur district during raid at a house.
All the four arrested persons are from Bidyadharpur village and have been identified as Tapan Behera (40), Narayan Nath (48), Chandan Nath (24) and Bulu Pal (44).
“The police has seized three machines, fake labels and logos of many reputed Jarada and tobacco making companies,” said Chinaya Nayak, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO of Jajpur Road.
The police officials conducted raids after a tip off that a group of persons are involved in making and selling fake Jarada in the markets in the name of many companies.
“A special team was constituted, which carried out the raid in a house at Bidyadharpur. All the four arrested persons and others were running the illegal trade since last year.
The accused persons are expert in making fake wrappers of branded companies. They were booked under sections 420, 323 and 34 of IPC, and sections 103 and 104 of Trademark Act, 1999. More persons will be arrested in this case. We are investigating the case,” said the police officer.