Published On : Sun, Jun 5th, 2016

Cops raid mobile showrooms in city, arrest Nine

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Nagpur: City mobile phone traders were a worried lot on Saturday morning when Crime Branch sleuths carried out simultaneous and closely planned raids at nine showrooms. These traders have been booked for purchasing mobiles on-line and selling at inflated rate, misusing registered trademark, defrauding customers etc.

Sale of fake accessories like batteries, chargers, covers and head-phones, has been on in the cityfor long. Showroom owners have been misusing the trademark of established showroom of the city for long. With the advent of online shopping, they started purchasing mobiles cheaply online and selling at inflated rates. Some people alleged that police too is in cahoot with these traders.

The City Collections mobile showroom of Mohammad Javed Sharif at Mahajan Market is well known in city. Mohammad has registered his trademark logo with government. Raking in on his popularity, other mobile shop owners have borrowed his showroom name illegally with little modifications here and there. Mohammad complained to Sitabuldi police many times along with concrete evidence but his lamentations fell on deaf ears every time.

Finally he complained to joint CP Rajwardhan Sinha and Crime Branch’s additional CP Ranjankumar Sharma. On the basis of this complaint, the Saturday’s raids were planned. Sources informed that raid has shocked the illegal mobile traders of the city. They tried their best to pressurise police but had to back down under the hard stare of senior cops.