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CID arrests trader for manufacturing fake edible oil

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) West Bengal arrested an oil-trader from Nadia's Shantipur on charges of manufacturing fake edible oil. Nripen Sarkar, the accused trader was produced before the local court on Thursday.

Police said Sarkar was the owner of Rahul Enterprises which was manufacturing fake edible oil. Those drums of oil were sold in the market under a famous brand name. "Acting on a tip-off, we raided the factory. We seized 900 such drums from Sarkar's factory," said an investigator. It may be mentioned that the police started investigation after getting complaints from many areas across the state regarding fake egg as well as milk recently. Getting the information about fake edible oil from Nadia district, the investigators conducted a raid there on Wednesday afternoon. The owner of the factory was arrested and was interrogated by the investigators.

The accused was charged under the sections of Essential Commodities Act, Trade and Merchandise Marks Act and Indian Copyright Act. A special team of CID reached the sport and arrested the accused trader from Shantipur. A complaint was lodged with Shantipur police station.

Police seized two iron punching machine, 6 drums of soybean oil, 7 drums of palm oil and several other things which were used to make the fake edible oil. "This is a popular brand. People generally do not doubt before buying this brand. Sarkar took this brand to spread his edible oil business," said an investigator. However, the investigators suspected that Sarkar was connected with some other people in this case. Some influential people may also be involved in this case.
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