If you are planning to buy apparel by famous international brands this Diwali, then shop cautiously, as some high-end showrooms might be selling fake merchandise at cheaper rates to attract buyers. The police have already seized such fake-branded garments worth more than Rs8 lakh in raids.
On October 8, Vastrapur police had raided one such lavishly-designed showroom at Himalaya Mall and seized garments carrying bogus branding. The seized items included 187 jeans, 103 shirts and 102 t-shirts, collectively worth Rs3 lakh.
The apparel carried fake tags of some top brands such as Polo, Levis, Police, Spyker Diesel, and others. However, the owner was selling them as original products.
In a similar operation on Thursday evening, Naranpura police raided a showroom in Nava Vadaj area and seized such fake-branded apparel worth Rs5.39 lakh.
A few days back, investigative officer with CPR vigilance services, Ajitsinh Yadav learned that bogus apparel was being sold as branded garments at ‘Robbery NX’, located in the basement of Neel Complex near National Handloom, Nava Vadaj. Based on his complaint, Naranpura police have raided the shop and seized 1,004 pairs of jeans, shirts and t-shirts, worth Rs5.39 lakh.
According to the police, the garments bore tags of six popular brands. Cops have also arrested the owner of the shop Avnish Kothari, 36, a resident of Rushika Apartment in Nava Vadaj.