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Duplicate products seized; five arrested

Staff Reporter

DHARMAPURI/KRISHNAGIRI: Duplicate electrical products and auto parts of leading companies were seized at Hosur in Krishnagiri district and Dharmapuri town in Dharmapuri district recently.

Police personnel conducted raids at electrical shops and on auto parts sellers along with members of a private firm Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights and recovered fake products worth Rs. 3.95 lakh.

In Hosur town, police raided the shops on Old Bangalore Road and seized duplicate products worth Rs. 75,000. Two persons - Prakash Chand (22) and Karnaram (45) were arrested. Police have filed cases under Sections 486 and 420 of IPC and Sections 77, 78 and 79 of Trade and Merchandise Marks Act.

In Dharmapuri town, police raided electrical and automobile parts shops on Arumaga Achari Street and Rajagopala Goundar Street and recovered duplicate products worth Rs. 3.20 lakh. Krishna Ram (21), Pasupathi (48) and Pandurangan (52) were arrested in this connection.

Police have filed cases under Sections 51 and R/W 63 of the Copyrights Act.

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