Banned tobacco products seized from Supply Line

Port Blair
10 Jan 2017
Acting on a tip off on arrival and storage of contraband tobacco products by a food business operator, Mr Mohammed Fahim, son of Mr Mohammed Iqbal and resident of  Haddo who runs a dhaba opposite to Police Masjid at Supply Lane stored in the godown premises of HF Shipping by Mr Mohammed Fahim, the District Food Safety Officer, South Andaman led by Mr Mammen Abraham, District Food Safety Officer, Mr A.Khalid, FSO, Mr Tahseen Ali, FSO, Mr RV Murugaraj, FSO, Mr SS Santhosh, FSO, Mr P.Malkondaiah, and Mr Ravi Kumar, helpers immediately rushed to the spot and raided the premise.
The FBO was called upon and on interrogation he fled from the premise by locking the store. On this the District Magistrate, South Andaman and Station House Officer, PS, Aberdeen was informed and immediately Executive Magistrate Shri. George Varghese and police personnel Mr Zebulon(PC 2128) and Mr Selvam {HG(R) 591} were deputed to assist in break open of the godown. On opening the store it was found that 24 packets(each packets weighing 500 gms)  of tobacco was kept in a gunny bag. The market value at present of the seized products is Rs.2.5 lakh approximately. The contraband product was immediately seized and taken into custody for appropriate action under Food Safety Act’2006.
The entire raid was conducted successfully by team efforts of Food Safety Department, District Administration and police personnel. General public are hereby requested to pass on information of storage, distribution, or selling of any contraband products to the District Food Safety Office, South Andaman at No.03192-231024/9434280018 for strict actions against violators.