Fake lubricant manufacturing unit busted in Cuttack

Cuttack:The Silver city seems to have now turned into a hub for manufacturing adulterated products. This was again evident after cops busted a duplicate lubricant (engine oil) manufacturing unit from Jagatpur Industrial Estate here today.

A team of police led by Inspector-In-Charge of Jagatpur police station, Biranchi Pati and ACP Trinath Mishra conducted a raid and busted the manufacturing unit.

One person has been detained in connection with the incident and he is now being interrogated, police said.

According to sources, more than 30,000 litres of fake engine oil have been seized from three different units of the factory under the industrial area.

Senior police officials informed that the unit used various smelling compounds, chemicals and colours to prepare fake automobile lubricants.

The unit used to sell the fake products in the name of various reputed brands.

ACP Trinath Mishra said the unit was operating for quite some time and the raid was conducted basing on a tip-off.

Earlier, the Commissionerate police busted a fake cement factory in Jagatpur Industrial Estate last month.