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Fake desi ghee unit unearthed in Cuttack, 1 held

Cuttack: Cuttack police arrested a man from Professor pada in Cuttack on the charge of making and selling fake ghee and coconut oil.

The arrested was identified as Suhash Behera. Subash was preparing ghee by mixing Palmolive and refine oil, ghee scent and other low quality and low cost ingredients and packing them with fake labels of branded companies like Omfed, Durga and Shalimar. He was selling these fake items not only in Cuttack but also across the State.

He had been making fake ghee and coconut for the last eight months. His network is believed to have spread to many other places in the State.

A team of Mangalabag police conducted raids and arrested Subash yesterday. The police seized packing boxes, fake labels and bags of ingredients used for making fake ghee and coconut oil.

It may be noted that some persons were arrested from Laxmisagar area in Bhubaneswar a month back for preparing fake ghee using burnt engine oils and scents.

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