Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Central Crime Branch police unearthed a spurious soft drink making unit in Tiruvottiyur on Friday.

Police said Sakthivel, proprietor of Kali Mark, having a soft drink unit at Madambakkam near Tambaram, complained that one of his dealers, Kaleeswaran, in Tiruvottiyur along with Selvaraj, owner of a soda-making unit, manufactured the spurious soft drink, which was filled in Kali Mark brand bottles. It was distributed in the local market.

A police team conducted a raid in the dealer's premises at Tiruvottiyur and seized 30 crates of the spurious soft drink. The unit was functioning at Jothi Nagar 8th Street in Tiruvottiyur and police raided this premises also.

Police seized colouring agents and an autorickshaw used for the distribution of the fake soft drink. Kaleeswaran and Selvaraj were arrested.

The seized property was valued at Rs. 2 lakhs.