A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided three factories in Keraniganj on the outskirt in the capital on Thursday night and destroyed fake and substandard cosmetics worth Tk 1.0 million.
The court fined the factories Tk 1.4 million, said a press release of RAB-2. The elite force also seized some machines used for making fake cosmetics.The court, led by RAB’s senior executive magistrate Md Sarwar Alam in association with Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution, conducted the drive at the factories at Atibazar in Keraniganj, said a press release on Friday.
The factories had been producing fake cosmetics with date expired raw materials and using labels of known brand names to sell their fake and substandard products.
They were also making these products without BSTI permission, the release added.