Shop owner held for selling fake Maruti, Tata Motors, Mahindra spare parts

, 10:20 AM IST

PUNE: A shop owner was arrested for allegedly selling fake spare parts of cars under brand name of various well-known companies, police said today.

The police and officials from Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights (EIPR) yesterday jointly raided the shop ‘Champaklal and Sons’ in Swargate area here and seized the fake spare parts, Assistant Police Inspector, Swargate Police Station, Vikram Goud said.

The parts, which included pressure plates, clutch and clutch plates, outer box, were being sold under the brand name of Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra, he said.

Gaud said EIPR had received complaint about such parts being sold in the shop.

The owner Kirti Maniar (58) has been apprehended and a case under relevant sections of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 has been registered, police said.