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Mobile stores raided, 276 fake phones seized

COIMBATORE: Local policemen from movie piracy mobile of the city authorities and a team within the Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights (EIPR), an researching agency dealing with counterfeit treatments raided 9 mobile telephone outlets inside Gandhipuram plus seized 276 duplicate models of of Samsung mobilke phones plus accessories.

The raid was carried out based about a tip-off received by the authorities from EIPR team as well as the parent mobile telephone production business regarding the presence of fake models inside numerous cities inside the nation. Nine shopkeepers were equally arrested inside the surgery. The total value of the seized treatments is regarding Rs 57.29 lakhs because per the present marketplace rate.

"We had received particular info which there were stores marketing Chinese cell phones following pasting fake stickers of Samsung brand found on the body of the mobile phone. We have seized 276 these mobile handsets and seized over 2,000 duplicate mobile telephone accessories including chargers plus headsets," mentioned Satheesh kumar, general manager (operations), EIPR.

The EIPR officials were earlier delivered posing because buyers into different mobile telephone outlets inside Gandhipuram. They had bought the duplicate phones, that were transferred to the parent firm plus licensed because fake Chinese sets, before they arrived to take official action about Wednesday.

" The EIPR officials were provided help by the regional team plus you have taken 9 individuals into custody," mentioned S Shanmughaiyyah, examiner, videop piracy mobile, Coimbatore city police.

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