A wholesaler in SP Road is accused of selling counterfeit products from Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Realme and other popular electronics brands.
Detectives from the Economic Crimes Wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) raided Prakash Telecom on Thursday and allegedly seized Rs 1 crore worth of mobile phone accessories, USB sticks, memory cards and computers. Bluetooth devices. The value of seized items was estimated based on their MRP.
The CCB said the raid was carried out after its deputy police commissioner, Jagannath Rai, received specific information about the dealer.
Prakash Telecom is located on the third floor of Sri Vinayaka Electronics Plaza on SP Road. Sadar Patrappa, or SP, Road is a well-known electronics hub in the city.
Prakash Telecom is owned by a person named Mohan Lal alias Jacky, who was not present at the store when CCB cops raided it. However, the CCB has registered a case against him at the SJ Park Jurisdictional Police Station and are working to find him.
CCB described Prakash Telecom as one of the major dealers of mobile phone accessories and other electronic items as it supplied the products to retail stores and customers in Bengaluru and other districts of Karnataka.
The CCB also believes that Prakash Telecom was selling fake Bluetooth speakers from Boat and fake USB sticks and memory cards from HP and Sandisk.
Products were sourced from manufacturers and major dealers based in China, Delhi, Noida and Gurugram at only 25-30% of MRP. Customers rarely received invoices. The store also sold genuine products to evade suspicion, the CCB added.