HUBBALLI: The town police arrested three persons on the charges of selling duplicate mobile accessories after conducting a raid on several shops at Harsha Complex on Station Road in the city.
The arrested have been identified as Ganesh Katote (21), Ashok Ladva (52), and Suresh Chaudhari (20).
At Ganesh Mobiles Touch Point (Shop No. 105, Balkrishna Square), the police seized 14 fake batteries of iPhone worth Rs. 28,000 and fake USB cables of iPhone worth Rs 8,400.
At Shri Balaji Tele World (Shop No. 9, Balkrishna Square) owned by Ashok Ladva, the police seized fake airphones of iPhone worth Rs. 11,200, fake batteries worth Rs. 12,000 and fake 3D glasses worth Rs. 2,400.
Similarly, the police raided Surya Telecom Shop (Shop No. 102, Balkrishna Square) and seized fake adapters of iPhone worth Rs. 22,400.
Police said that officials of Griffin Intellectual Services Private Limited, who are authorized by Apple Inc to act against dealers selling duplicate products, had registered a complaint at the town police station about the selling of the mobile accessories.
Following which, the town police conducted the raids and arrested the accused. The town police have registered a case regarding this.