Banned tobacco goods seized at Kalighat

Port Blair
11 May 2017

A police team headed by Seema Bhowmick, In-Charge PS Kalighat, Mr Tarun Biswas, police constable and Mr Vinesh Kumar, home guard of PS Kalighat nabbed Mr Ashik Ali, son Mr Jodu Minya, resident of Rampur, Mayabunder at Paragara Junction recently and recovered 114 pkts of Bagbhan 69 Zarda and  about three kilos of tobacco leaf packed in three packets of Ankur Brand Atta from his possession intended for sale. The seized items were handed over to Food Safety Officer and action as per law has been initiated against the offender.
Earlier, eight cases were compounded and three cases were adjudicated for possessing and selling prohibited chewing tobacco and a sum of rupees 1,60,000  were realized from the offenders during the month of April. The general public have been requested to cooperate with the Food Safety Officials and give information regarding storage and sale of prohibited chewing tobacco to Food Safety Officers/ District Administration.