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The UP police in Gautam Nagar on Thursday arrested 2 people for distributing fake dealership of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali through a website.
Speaking to media, Gautam Budh Nagar DCP Nishank Sharma said that only 2 people of the suspected 5 have been arrested by the police.
“A gang involved in giving fake Patanjali dealerships has been busted. At least five people were involved in the gang, of which two people have been arrested. Efforts are on to nab the remaining culprits,” Sharma was quoted as saying by ANI.
“We are investigating the matter on how they were offering dealerships of the Patanjali ayurvedic products,” Sharma further said.
The managing director of Patanjali Ayurveda Limited Acharya Balkrishna thanked Greater Noida Police for catching hold of the frauds.
The police came across the fake website which the accused had created in the name of Patanjali Ayurveda which contains the pictures of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurveda managing director Acharya Balkrishna.
Through the investigation Rs. 8 lakh, Rs. 12 lakh, Rs. 14 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh were transacted as the dealership amounts through the fake website. The police are yet to recover the amounts.
The fake website was created on September 22, 2017, and was operated from the bordering areas of Orissa and Chhattisgarh, although the server was located in Noida's sector 3.
Vivek Ranjan Rai, head of the cyber wing warned users of the fake website.
“Be aware of the fake website www.patanjalidistributors.org, offering Patanjali distributorship asking money in lakhs. FIR registered in Noida," he said.