An illegal factory allegedly manufacturing counterfeit pesticides was busted in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district and the owner of the unit was arrested, police said.
Police seized fake pesticides worth around Rs 1 crore from a house in the Bhadaninagar police outpost area, about 60 km from state capital Ranchi.
“The man who was allegedly running the illegal factory has been arrested,” Patratu Sub-Divisional Police Officer Birendra Kumar Chaudhary said.
A Mumbai-based company had lodged a complaint that counterfeit pesticides are being packed in Ramgarh district and sold in the name of its brand in markets, which is causing a huge loss to the entity as well as farmers.
“Police raided the house of the accused in Lapanga village on Saturday and seized fake pesticides worth around Rs 1 crore.
“A total of 6,475 packets of counterfeit pesticides, 4,800 empty packets with wrappers, sealing machine and 18 kg duplicate powder used in making chemicals were seized from the factory,” he added.