Selling fake Casio watches: Several wristwatch dealers arrested

Published : 9:01 am  May 23, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By T. Farook Thajudeen   

The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) complained in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that fake Casio-branded wristwatches were being sold by leading watch dealers at Front Street Pettah and Fort in Colombo .   
The CCD raided and took into their custody several fake Casio wristwatches from outlets in Pettah and Fort Colombo, as a result of a complaint made to them by the Casio Computer Corporation Ltd of Japan who are the sole agents for Casio.   

The CCD had taken into their custody the fake wrist watches from several renowned watch dealers and had filed cases against the suspects in the Hulftsdorp Street Magistrate’s Court and with the Fort Magistrate.   
The Police requested Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage to grant them more time to file plaints against the suspects.   

The Magistrate fixed September 27 as the date for the police to file charges.  

 Senior Counsel Deshan Hewawitharana appeared for the local authorised distributor for Casio Wristwatches, Blink International Private Limited, on the instructions of Sudath Perera Associates.