Bhubaneswar: A fake drinking water bottling plant was busted in Chandaka area of Bhubaneswar today. The unit was allegedly selling water bottles using reputed brand names.Police have arrested two persons, Sarbeswar Das and Harihar Sahoo, in connection with the matter.
A police team had reportedly got a complaint from Bisleri Company regarding violation of agreement, duplication of articles i.e. label and brand by one Laxmi Beverages at Gramadih under Chandaka PS jurisdiction following which a case was registered and raid was conducted at the said factory.
During search it was allegedly ascertained that the proprietor of Laxmi Beverages namely Laxmikant Nayak was illegally manufacturing packaged drinking water in the name of Natural Aqua and Amust brand without any license and authority from the appropriate authority.
It was alleged that though Nayak's agreement was terminated by Bisleri Company, he continued to produce the packaged water by using moulds and similar labels like Bisleri company.