Adani Wilmar seizes duplicate Fortune Sunflower oil 15 ltr tins in Naranpura. Sixteen counterfeit Fortune Sunflower oil 15 ltr tins were seized by Naranpura police during raids at a provision store in Naranpura on Saturday, officials said on Sunday. Four persons have been booked in the case.
Based on specific information, a team of FMCG major Adani Wilmar conducted raids at Tirupati Provision Store at Akash Flats, Parishram Tower, Mirambika Road, Ankur, Naranpura along with a team of Naranpura police under DCP Ravindra Patel on Saturday. The police team was led by PI A G Jadhav and included PSI DK Jadeja, Head Constable Kripal Singh and NarendraSinh.
“Five counterfeit 15 liter tins of Fortune Sunflower oil were seized from the shop. Eleven more similar counterfeit tins were seized from a loading vehicle after the shop owner asked the supplier to send him more tins. In all, 16 15-litre tins of counterfeit Fortune Sunflower were seized. The team further located the manufacturing unit late night and found 130 empty tins without labels but Adani Wilmar embossed on them,” said a spokesperson of Adani Wilmar.
Several mismatches, including wrong MRP, Batch Code details, Ingredients, fonts, hologram, barcode and label design were found on the counterfeit tins when compared with the original tins.
The total seizure is estimated at Rs. 4.40 lakh.
A FIR has been registered against shop owner Vikram Chaudhary, a resident of Sarvodaya nagar, Ghatlodia. Mahesh Patel and Ajit Patel, both residents of Odhav, Ahmedabad, who had supplied the counterfeit tins, have also been booked along with a co-accused Shailesh Modi, a resident of Nava Vadaj who brought the tins in loading vehicle.
The accused persons have been booked under sections 406, 420, 482, 483, 486 and 114 of the Indian Penal Code, and sections 51 and 63 of Copyright Act. For Shailesh Modi and Mahesh Patel, the police has been granted remand for 2 days.
The police are on the lookout for the one of the two manufacturing unit owners Ajit Patel and are also investigating the source of the labels used on the counterfeit tins.
Adani Wilmar is committed to the highest standards of safety and quality across its portfolio which spans edible oils, atta, rice, besan, soyabean chunks, sugar, ready-to-cook khichdi & soya chunkies, and other products under the Fortune brand.