Mobile court jails 7 for production, sale of fake cosmetics

Mobile court jails 7 for production, sale of fake cosmetics

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A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Sunday sentenced seven people upto two years simple jail on charge of manufacturing and marketing fake cosmetics in the city’s Chawkbazar area.
Members of Rab-10 in a drive at Khan Market of Chwak Mugaltuli also destroyed fake cosmetics worth about Tk 20 lakh.
The sentenced people are fake cosmetic factory owner Sayeed, son of Khan Market Traders’ Association president Hazi Mofiz, his manager Samsad, employee Md Omar Faruque, shop owners Md Din Islam, Md Delwar Hossain, Md Shamim and Md Hemayet Khan.
Sources at the Rab headquarters said a team of Rab-10 along with executive Magistrate AHM Anwar Pasha conducted the drive in the Khan Market at about 11:30 am.During the drive, the Rab force found that fake cosmetics under the cover of different famous brands, including Johnson, Pantene, Head & Shoulders etc were kept at the racks inside five shops on the 1st floor of the market.
It is very difficult in the naked eyes to differentiate that those are fake cosmetics.
Later, the team went to the cosmetics factory located on the 2nd floor of the market and found that fake cosmetics were being produced by the employees.
The elite force seized 20,000 pieces of different types of fake cosmetics worth about Tk 20 lakh and destroyed those at the City Corporation’s dumping station.
Magistrate Pasha sentenced the four shop owners and fake cosmetic factory owner to two years’ simple imprisonment and fined them Tk 1.50 lakh, in default, to suffer three months more in prison.
Besides, manager Samad was given 18 months’ simple jail and fined Tk 1.50 lakh, in default, to serve three months more in jail while employee Omar Faruq was given six months and fined Tk 1.50 lakh, in default, to suffer three months more in jail. -UNB

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