HP has confiscated over $10 million worth counterfeit cartridges in India this year— and that involved 170 raids and 144 arrests
- Over ₹33.5 crore worth of
counterfeit productswere seized in Delhi-National Capital Region.
- Bengaluru is second in the list with over ₹22 crore worth of counterfeit products.
- In over 170 raid by law enforcement authorities, 144 arrests were made across the country.
As per the report, the Delhi-National Capital Region tops the list with nearly 40% of all the seizures in the country. The second place is occupied by the country’s IT hub Bengaluru.
HP has said that in addition to working with authorities to prevent counterfeiting of its products, the company also conducts audits of its supply chain. Further, large and medium-sized customers can request a Customer Delivery Inspection (CDI) if they suspect counterfeit products in their delivery.
HP also allows its customers and channel partners to report counterfeit products on its website. The company claims that customers who purchase products through the Channel Partner Protection Audits (CPPA) certified partners are assured about the authenticity of their products.
Earlier this year, Xiaomi had filed a complaint with the Delhi Police and over 13 lakhs worth of counterfeit Xiaomi products were seized from four suppliers in Gaffar Market, New Delhi. As part of the raids, over 2000 fake products were seized by the police.