PV Desk : A mobile court has closed a factory in Chattogram for making and marketing fake hand sanitizers and sentenced the owner to six months imprisonment and fined him Tk 50,000.
On Monday (June 29) at noon, a mobile court conducted a raid on a factory called AR Chattala Chemical in Madhyam Supariwala Para in Dewan Hat area of the city and handed down the sentence.
The district administration’s executive magistrate Umar Farooq led the four-hour drive from 12 noon to 4 pm. Hossain Mohammad Imran, Assistant Director, Department of Drug Administration, took part in the operation.
Magistrate Umar Farooq told the People’s View that the AR Chattala Chemical Factory had been imitating expensive brand Hexisol for a long time. However, since they do not have a signboard and address, they have to get some speed to know the location. In disguise we find out the address of this factory.
He said that during the operation in the factory, it was seen that all the goods were kept together in a large tin shed in the alley and various safety items including sanitizer, Savlon and Harpic were being bottled. These products are being made for later marketing. For this reason, the owner of the Chattala Chemicals Rashed was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and fined Tk 50,000.
Besides, Harmful counterfeit and adulterated goods worth around Tk 20 lakh were seized and the factory was sealed off.
Edited By-Shekhar Tripaty