Inferior quality tea, soaps seized

14 February, 2018 7:50 PM

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Man who ran a shop in Kothawalchavadi sold products displaying known brand names

The police have seized 60 fake handmade soaps of a well-known herbal brand and over 900 kg of tea belonging to a reputed brand from a shop in Kothawalchavadi on Tuesday.

According to the police, Subramani, who works in the sales division of the herbal soap firm, had come to Anna Pillai Street. He purchased a soap from a shop run by Mallaram.

“He found that the quality was not good and it was not hand made. He lodged a complaint with us,” said a police officer.

Based on a complaint from Subramani, the police registered a case under the Trade Marks Act and started investigation.

On the same day, Murali from Kothawalchavadi lodged a complaint stating that the quality of tea purchased from Mallaram’s shop was not good.

Murali had purchased the product as it was being sold ₹50 lesser than the retail price.

Based on his complaint, the police checked the shop and Mallaram told them that he had purchased the tea packets from a man at a cheaper price.

“Representatives from the tea company checked the seized tea packets. Investigation is on,” the officer said.


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