Police raided a soft drink manufacturer in Chandigarh and found bottles resembling those of well known brands such as Mountain Dew and Fanta. The factory owners claim they have done nothing illegal.
Acting on the complaint of Speed Networks Pepsi, the UT police raided a cold drink factory in Chandigarh’s Industrial Area Phase One on Tuesday. Police recovered thousands of bottles of cold drinks resembling Mountain Dew, Fanta and other well known brands. Speed Network Pepsi Director Ramesh Dutt said that reports from his marketing staff alerted him to the manufacture and sale of spurious soft drinks.
Meanwhile the factory owners Ranjan and V.K. Malhotra claimed their brands are duly registered and they have proper license to manufacture. They said they have been in business for the past seven years and they have never been raided by the police.
Police seized samples of soft drink bottles, chemicals and labels resembling those of Mountain Dew, Fanta and others. Police said arrests, if any, would be made pending the verification of license and other manufacturing documents.
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