Govt to address menace of smuggling counterfeiting Thakur

  • | Friday | 9th July, 2021

Excelsior CorrespondentJammu July 9: Ranjan Prakash Thakur Principal Secretary Department of Industries and Commerce Govt of Jammu and Kashmir today said “Illicit trade is a grave concern it undermines the nation's economy affects the health of the citizens and needs to be addressed on an urgent basis.”Addressing a webinar on 'Policies and Strategies to Prevent Counterfeiting and Smuggling' organized by FICCI's Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE) Thakur said that adequate priority needs to be placed across the Government department in J&K be it enforcement training or consumer awareness while addressing the issue. Mohd Akbar Joint Director Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs said “Large scale consumer awareness through the help of print and electronic media needs to be created which will sensitize the public on this menace.”Irfana Ahmed Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir while sharing the initiatives of the department to address this issue stated that in last few years almost 23 drugs were found to be spurious in the UT and 70-80 percent cases were prosecuted. Laeeq Ahmad Deputy Director Prosecution Crime Headquarters Jammu & Kashmir Police said “during the year 2020 we have seized around 3 lakh 87 thousand intoxicated capsules fake injections and syrups. In the year 2018 2019 & 2020 15 24 & 26 cases have been registered under the copyright act at various police stations of Jammu & Kashmir UT”. An orchestrated strategy including communication coordination and close cooperation amongst various government agencies law enforcement officials and private sector to combat this menace is imperative.”

Excelsior Correspondent Jammu July 9: Ranjan Prakash Thakur Principal Secretary Department of Industries and Commerce Govt of Jammu and Kashmir today said “Illicit trade is a grave concern it undermines the nations economy affects the health of the citizens and needs to be addressed on an urgent basis.” Addressing a webinar on Policies and Strategies to Prevent Counterfeiting and Smuggling organized by FICCIs Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE) Thakur said that adequate priority needs to be placed across the Government department in J&K be it enforcement training or consumer awareness while addressing the issue. Mohd Akbar Joint Director Department of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs said “Large scale consumer awareness through the help of print and electronic media needs to be created which will sensitize the public on this menace.” Irfana Ahmed Deputy Drug Controller Kashmir while sharing the initiatives of the department to address this issue stated that in last few years almost 23 drugs were found to be spurious in the UT and 70-80 percent cases were prosecuted. Laeeq Ahmad Deputy Director Prosecution Crime Headquarters Jammu & Kashmir Police said “during the year 2020 we have seized around 3 lakh 87 thousand intoxicated capsules fake injections and syrups. In the year 2018 2019 & 2020 15 24 & 26 cases have been registered under the copyright act at various police stations of Jammu & Kashmir UT”. Anil Rajput Chairman FICCI CASCADE said “Illicit products have infiltrated everyday avenues of commerce making their way into supply chains and consumers homes thereby threatening manufacturers competitiveness undermining consumer confidence and posing a threat to individuals health and safety.” Applauding the efforts of the enforcement authorities he said “while smugglers and counterfeiters are exploiting the current situation by supplying illicit alternative of products the alert enforcement authorities in J&K have uncovered and arrested people engaged in illicit trade of liquor cigarettes currency drugs sanitizers and much more.” Irfan Ahmed Guju Chairman FICCI J&K State Council and MD I A Multi Venture Pvt Ltd said “Counterfeiting and smuggling are lucrative business that take advantage of unwitting consumers and simply exploits their financial position. An orchestrated strategy including communication coordination and close cooperation amongst various government agencies law enforcement officials and private sector to combat this menace is imperative.”

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