The Fraud and Misappropriation wing of the Central Crime Branch raided a garment unit in Chandra Layout which was allegedly manufacturing apparels and palming them off as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Polo, Lacoste and Arrow brands.
A team of officials led by Assistant Commissioner of Police G.T. Ajjappa raided Anuvartha Apparels and arrested three persons besides seizing apparels worth Rs. 67.25 lakh.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the firm faked the logos of high-end brands and sold them to several readymade showrooms across the city at throwaway prices.
The CCB officials said there were many takers as the profit margin was huge so much so the factory’s production doubled during the festive season.
The fraud came to light with representatives of the international brands, who were analyzing the sales, stumbled upon information about Anuvartha Apparels.
The Chandra Layout police are trying to track down the firm’s business contacts.
The arrested men are Vimlachand (46), Guruprasad (22) and Rakesh Singh (38).