Capacity Building Programme for Police Officers on Prevention of Counterfeiting and Smuggling
23/2/2018 | Kerala Police Academy, Ramavarmapuram, Thrissur
The Police department is the primary law enforcement agency, which administers the Government’s economic, trade and tariff policies and aids to minimize demerit goods from augmenting in the markets. With low barriers to market entry and infiltration, the Police play a very significant role in ensuring and enforcing the protection of right owners. Keeping the above in view, FICCI CASCADE also organized a training programme on the Prevention of Counterfeiting and Smuggling for the Kerala Police officers on 23rd February 2018 at the Kerala Police Academy in Thrissur. The objective was to help the participating police officers understand relevant laws and procedures tackle counterfeiters and smugglers.
Dr. B. Sandhya, Additional DG & Director, Kerala Police Academy was the Chief Guest at the programme. He informed that most cases of counterfeiting and smuggling in Kerala originated in Bangladesh, and to counter these, increased coordination among various investigation agencies and the state police department was crucial. The training programme was attended by over 60 police officers and provided a useful platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences in the enforcement of laws and practices while dealing with counterfeiters and smugglers. The speakers deliberated on the various aspects that a police officer needs to keep in mind while investigating cases of illicit trading activities such as: legal provisions against such offences, penalties awarded to counterfeiters and smugglers, enforcement procedures to prevent such economic offences etc. The speakers included Mr. Deep Chand, Advisor, FICCI CASCADE and Former Special Commissioner of Delhi Police, Ms. Lini Priya Vasavan, Assistant Professor of Law, Thrissur Government Law College, Mr. Reji Jacob, Superintendent of Police & Assistant Director, Kerala Police Academy and Mr. Pravin Parab, Associate Director IPR, Netrika consulting. The participating police personnel found the presentations constructive and interacted actively with the speakers.