The Delhi Police Crime Branch busted a factory manufacturing and selling adulterated vehicle engine oil to multiple shops across the National Capital and arrested a person. The accused used cheap chemicals to produce oil and used brand names such as Bosh, Castrol, Mahindra and TVS to boost sales.
Rohini-based businessman, Atul Gupta, 43, has been booked under the Copyright Act and the police have sent the samples for testing and further investigation.
Officials seized over 1,280 bottles with the TVS logo, 120 bottles with Castrol CNG stickers, 160 bottles with the Castrol Magnetic logo, 90 bottles with Tata Motors labels and 55 with the Mahindra logo. Each bottle was found to contain 1 litre of oil. Further searches revealed 26 drums (7-8 litres each) with unknown chemicals, almost 50 kg of urea and other chemicals stored in buckets and packets. The police said they found over 1,600 stickers of Bosh.
As per sources, complaints were received of vehicles malfunctioning in the area and a few resultant accidents. While none of the accidents were fatal in nature, the police said they investigated the matter and started contacting local workshops and repair shops.
On January 2, the police said they received a tip-off about an illegal factory operating in the Samaypur Badli area. Crime Branch officials said they conducted a raid and found engine oil cans, drums and bottles.
“There were stickers of Bosh, Castrol, TVS, Mahindra and other companies. Inspection was done and it was found that all these were fake engine oil. Gupta was caught from the spot,” said an officer. The police found that he was working with four to five staffers to manufacture and sell the products.