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Pune: Police raids 30 locations selling gutkha products illegally, seize products worth Rs 39 lakh

Police teams raided 30 spots in different parts of the city, where gutkha products were stocked and sold illegally, in the early hours of Sunday.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: August 9, 2021 7:52:41 pm
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Conducting a special drive Pune city police carried out simultaneous raids at 30 locations and seized illegal gutkha products worth Rs 39 lakh.

Deputy commissioner of police (zone 4) Pankaj Deshmukh formed five teams comprising six inspectors, six assistant inspectors, 23 sub-inspectors and 60 constables. The teams raided 30 spots in different parts of the city where gutkha products were stocked and sold illegally on Sunday morning.

During the action, police booked 29 persons in 17 offences according to Sections 328, 272, 276 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections of the Cigarettes And Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003, and seized materials worth Rs 39,01,274 during the drive, a press release issued on Sunday said.

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