Products bearing fake label of a reputable cosmetic company were seized from a shop in Burrabazar in northwest Kolkata on Friday.
Officers of the enforcement branch of Kolkata police said the raid was conducted on the basis of a specific input. The officers seized alleged counterfeit eyeliners, compacts, lipsticks, mascara, face powder and kajal from the shop.
Police said the worth of the seized products was around Rs 2 lakh.
There are several shops in central and northwest Kolkata that sell different goods, including cosmetics, at a lower price claiming that they were selling them at a wholesale rate. However, the police said, many of the products could be fake.
Sources in the enforcement branch said they had identified a few more outlets that were allegedly selling fake cosmetics that could be harmful to the human body.
Website cloning complaint
A confectionery in West Bengal has alleged that someone created a fake website in their name and had been collecting money offering franchises.
Police arrested three persons, including one from Bihar, for the alleged fraud. Officers seized 42 ATM cards and a large number of bank passbooks. “Several places were raided in Bihar and Kolkata. One accused, Prince Raj, was arrested in Bihar. Two others, Dharmendra Ram and Nitish Kumar, were arrested from Entally,” said an officer.
The police said this was a case of website cloning where a company’s site is replicated with a slight change in the URL.