On Wednesday, Marine Drive Police seized fake Louis Vuitton bags worth Rs 4.47 lakh from a shopping centre inside a 5-star Hotel in South Mumbai. The raid was conducted by Marine Drive Police along with the Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights (a city based association).
According to a report in Hindustan Times, police recovered 61 fake Louis Vuitton bags and wallets, which were being sold at the price of the original. Apparently, information was given by a Louis Vuitton representative, that few shops in Mumbai are selling fake branded leather bags.
The EIPR members had shared information with Marine Drive Police about the selling of fake branded bags. And then, after investigation, it was revealed that this shop in South Mumbai’s 5-star hotel was one them. The EIPR then approached the police to lodge a complaint.
Then, a joint raid of Marine Drive Police and EIPR was conducted in this shop. They posed as a customer to the shop to buy a Louis Vuitton bag. After the raid was conducted, police arrested manager Ghanshyam Kahar, 46, and salesman Hari Prasad Jaiswal, 43, under various sections of the Copyright Act. And now, police is currently trying to trace the owner of the showroom.