Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel have seized gutkha pouches worth Rs one lakh from the parcel office at the railway station and detained a man who was allegedly smuggling it to Maharashtra,a state where the chewing tobacco is banned. Gujarat too has banned gutkha from September 11.
The arrested man,Ramesh Sharad,is a resident of Bhusawal in Maharashtra. Surat RPF police inspector Gracious Fernandes said the gutkha pouches were stuffed under packets of snacks marked for delivery in Bhusawal.
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