Cuttack: Commissionerate police today unearthed a factory manufacturing fake branded cement at Peer Bazar under Sadar police limits in Cuttack today.
The owner of the illegal unit, identified as Rinku, is absconding. Efforts are onto to nab him, police said. Rinku is a resident of Mahanadi Vihar area of Cuttack. Six others including one of his associates have been detained. They are being interrogated.
Police also have raided another such factory in Cuttack, which is owned by the same person.
Police seized over 300 bags of fake cement, while being loaded for supply. Some equipments used for manufacturing the product were also seized.
Police sources said that the accused used to manufacture his product and pack it in bags with logos of different reputed companies and then sell it at reduced price to wholesalers and shops.
Empty bags of leading cement companies were also recovered from the factory premises.
The accused used to collect expired cements from the different godowns and mixed with chemicals and pack it in packets with branded logo.
Illegal activity had been going on in the area for quite some time, the sources added.
In May, police had also busted another fake cement factory in Jagatpur Industrial area.