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Coronavirus: Bengaluru Police seize 8,500 bottles of fake hand sanitisers worth Rs 56 lakh

Mar 20, 2020, 3:49 PM IST

Bengaluru: Central Crime Branch Police in Bengaluru have arrested two youths for producing fake hand sanitisers in the city. The arrested have been identified as Raju (43), and Chandan (64).

Bengaluru City Police on Thursday raided two firms in Chamarajpet and seized Rs 56 lakh worth fake hand sanitisers and scrubbers. These were being manufactured without any licence and sold at exorbitant prices amid the COVID-19 scare. Police have recovered 8,500 bottles of hand sanitisers and 280 litres of Isopropyl Alcohol.

The two firms, Jyoti Chemicals and Swati & Co, had bought Isopropyl Alcohol and were adding artificial colour and perfume to the sanitisers, bottling it into small bottles and supplying them to medical stores all over the state.

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