Do you drive Bosch, Mahindra or Maruti car? Thank Delhi cops for busting den of fake auto parts
Delhi Police recently raided a warehouse in East Delhi and seized fake auto parts of Bosch, Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki.
However, the manufacturer is still at large. The companies learnt of the racket after receiving complaints from a number of car owners. The parts were first sent to the forensic laboratories for examination of covert security features, including optical features such as concealed texts, nano texts, raster texts, etc., and printing features such as UV ink, thermochromic ink, etc.
It is yet to be ascertained whether the fake parts were also available in the service centre of the companies. After learning about the racket, Bosch, Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki lodged a police complaint, following which a raid was conducted in Gali No 7, Dalhai Mohalla, Bhola Nath Nagar. It was learnt the ground floor was being used as a warehouse.
The owner, identified as Hardeep Singh, was nabbed. "Upon checking, 506 air filters with logos of Mahindra; 1,251 outer boxes of Mahindra; 2,401 outer boxes of air filters; 157 sealed air filters; six sealed oil filters; 1,001 outer boxes with logos of Maruti; 1,446 incomplete outer box sheets; 185 outer boxes; 33 diesel filters with logos of Bosch; 968 painted stickers of Mahindra; and 3,841 stickers were seized from the warehouse," Nupur Prasad, DCP (Shahdara), said.
Upon interrogation, Hardeep, a resident of Lajpat Nagar, confessed that the consignment used to be sent by someone and it was stored at the warehouse. Further, his only work was to pack the fake parts and seal them, for which he had employed a handful of people.