The Bureau of Indian Standards officials raided a factory manufacturing High Strength Deformed bars with spurious BIS standard mark at APIIC Growth Centre in Hindupur.

The factory M/s Shree Radha Krishna Alloys (P) Ltd., did not have a valid licence yet it released its products with BIS mark taking the consumers for a ride, the release said.

The BIS officials seized large quantity of HSD bars bearing brand name ‘VVS Thermes TMT Germany 500’ with fake ISI mark. The offence is punishable by imprisonment up to one year or a fine up to Rs.50,000 or both under the BIS Act, 1986, the release said.

Those who notice any discrepancy in the products of manufacturing units may also complain to BIS, M-4 Block, Ist Floor, Manoranjan Complex, Hyderabad, Ph.No.24731082, 24731085, the press release added.