Top

Maharashtra: Gutkha worth Rs 51.83 lakh seized, Three arrested

Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted a tempo at Acchad checkpost on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway late Friday night while it was coming from Gujarat and found gutkha worth around Rs 41.83 lakh being carried in the vehicle, a police spokesperson said.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 31 March 2019 5:20 AM GMT

Maharashtra: Gutkha worth Rs 51.83 lakh seized, Three arrested
X
Maharashtra: Gutkha worth Rs 51.83 lakh seized, Three arrested
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Whatsapp
  • Telegram
  • Linkedin
  • Print

Palghar: Gutkha worth Rs 51.83 lakh was seized from two different places in Palghar district of Maharashtra and three people were arrested in this connection, police said on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted a tempo at Acchad checkpost on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway late Friday night while it was coming from Gujarat and found gutkha worth around Rs 41.83 lakh being carried in the vehicle, a police spokesperson said.

ALSO READ: J&K: Car rams CRPF bus and explodes on Jammu-Srinagar highway

The tempo driver and its cleaner were arrested following the seizure and the vehicle was impounded, he said.

Besides, the police also raided a godown in Vasai area the same day and seized gutkha worth Rs 10 lakh from there, the spokesperson said.

The godown owner was subsequently arrested, he said.

ALSO READ: LS polls will be fought on issue of who will lead country: Shah

All the three accused were booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Food Safety and Standards Act, he added.

The sale and consumption of gutkha and pan masala was banned in Maharashtra in 2012.

The state government last year announced that sale of gutkha would be made a non-bailable offence.

ALSO READ: ‘Modinomics’ flopped: Cong Surjewala on 134% fiscal deficit

(PTI)

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

Next Story