HP Seizes Counterfeit Products Worth Rs. 80 Crore In India

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Counterfeiting of smartphones and laptops are not new in the Indian market. - Now, HP has conveyed that it has seized counterfeit products worth Rs. 80 crores from the country. The company has done this under its Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) program.

HP Seizes Counterfeit Products Worth Rs. 80 Crore In India

 

"The ACF program has seized counterfeit products worth Rs. 80 crore in India in the past year, with the Delhi-National Capital Region leading the country in seizures worth Rs.33.5 crore. Bangalore came a close second with seizure worth Rs. 22 crore, followed by Mumbai and Chennai with Rs.6.5 and Rs.3.5 crore, respectively," HP said in a statement.

The company reveals that the authorities conducted raids at 170 premises and arrested 144 people across India. The firm stated that there were finished and unfinished cartridges, many labels, and packaging materials.

The company said, "It conducts audits and cooperates with law enforcement agencies to conduct raids to reduce counterfeits in the supply chain to protect customers and businesses. This process significantly reduces the likelihood of customers and partners unintentionally purchasing counterfeit ink and toner, thereby decreasing their supply to the marketplace. "

Recently, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced that its product worth Rs. 13 lakh was seized by the Delhi police from Gaffar Market in New Delhi.

Xiaomi has already filed a complaint with the local police and many raids were also done. "Police officers of Central District Karol Bagh Police Station along with the representatives of the company conducted the raid where they seized over 2000+ fake Xiaomi products from four shop owners who were arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit Xiaomi products," Xiaomi said in a statement.

These products include Mi Powerbanks, Headsets, Air Dots, Mi Travel Adapter with cable, and USB cable. Xiaomi has also reveals that these suppliers have been doing this business for many years.

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