A special team of the CB-CID’s Video Piracy Cell seized fake electronic equipment from shops in Ritchie Street on Wednesday. It seized fake memory cards, USB drives and other computer accessories sold in the name of a well-known US-based firm. Three persons were also arrested.

Sources with the CB-CID said a special team was formed following a complaint lodged by the Constituted Attorney of SanDisk Corporation Limited of USA alleging that a large quantity of duplicate computer goods were illegally sold in the market.

The team zeroed in on three shops. A raid was carried out on Wednesday morning and the team unearthed fake memory cards, USB disks and other accessories. Duplicate packaging material, hologram stickers and MRP stickers were found.

Chela Singh, Kishore and Mayendra were arrested by the police team from the shops and later remanded in custody and sent to Puzhal prison. Over Rs.11 lakh worth of fake goods was seized.

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