Police seize gutka worth 43,000 from Chandwad

  • | Monday | 2nd October, 2023

Nashik: The Chandwad police seized banned gutka worth Rs 43,000 from a shop at Chandwad as they raided the market area. Subsequently, they arrested the store owner on Saturday.The Chandwad police said that on the instructions of superintendent of police Shahaji Umap, they kept a watch to make sure no illegal tobacco was sold. They got a tip that a grocer near old court lane was selling banned tobacco products and arrested him. The police seized hundreds of pouches of banned tobacco products from the shopkeeper. They registered an FIR against him under sections 188(disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 272(adulteration of food or drink intendent for sale), 273(sale of noxious food or drink) and 328(causing hurt by means of poison, etc with intent to commit an offence) of the IPC.The police said that manufacture, sale, transport or stocking of such flavoured tobacco products or gutka is banned by the Maharashtra government across the state because their consumption is hazardous to health. We also published the following articles recentlyPhones, tobacco seized in jailFifteen mobile phones and 35 sachets of tobacco were seized from Ludhiana central jail. Three FIRs were lodged against the inmates. Earlier, four cases were registered after phones and intoxicant tablets were found in the jail. A probe is underway into the suicide of an inmate at the same jail. Two phone snatchers were also arrested in Ludhiana.Ban on gutka, pan masala extended by a yearThe state government of Ahmedabad has extended the ban on gutka and pan masala containing nicotine for another year. This ban falls under the provisions of the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006. The decision aims to ensure the quality and hygiene of food products sold in the region. In related news, two shops in Trichy were sealed for illegally selling gutka, prompting the food safety and drug administration department to urge the public to report any sale of banned gutka. Additionally, there is a call for a ban on junk food advertising in India due to concerns about misleading information and its contribution to non-communicable diseases.Cigarette, tobacco boxes worth 40L stolen from godownThieves in Indore broke into a locked godown and stole cigarette and tobacco boxes with an estimated value of over Rs 40 lakh. The worth of the stolen items is still being calculated. Police are investigating the incident and have detained a few suspects for questioning. In other news, valuable items were stolen from a flat in Pune, a jewelry shop in Ratlam, and a businessmans flat in Mumbai. A deliveryman-turned-thief was arrested in Delhi, and a temple in Chandigarh was robbed of silver idols and cash.

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