Hero MotoCorp has conducted a series of raids on the manufacturers and traders of spurious parts recently in various parts of the country. The raids were conducted across India, including cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Ludhiana, Ahmednagar and Kolkata. In recent months, the manufacturer along with Economic Offence Wing (EOW) and local police has conducted raids at 22 places. In these raids, they have seized 2,75,000 spurious spare parts and counterfeit labels and also a FIR has been lodged against the manufacturers and traders of spurious parts.
Recent raids conducted by Hero MotoCorp were at two warehouses at Karol Bagh, Delhi. One warehouse belongs to Sanjay Dhamija and another one to an individual named Sachin. In these raids, the company seized over 36,000 counterfeit spare parts & packaging materials. The FIR has been registered against both the traders in Delhi and they were arrested under in violations to Trademark laws.
In 2016, Hero MotoCorp along with Delhi Police started an initiative a 'Fight Fake, Stay Safe'. The initiative was a step towards counterfeit products and spurious parts manufacturers in the country. Customer safety is one of the top most priorities in the market today and counterfeit products and spurious parts pose safety hazards to the users as well as the vehicles.