Duplicate tobacco manufacturing unit raided in Jajpur, 4 held


Jajpur: Tightening the noose around the necks of duplicate tobacco manufacturers, police raided a fake ‘pan masala’ manufacturing unit in Bidyadharpur village under Bari police limits in Jajpur on Monday and arrested four persons.

The identities of the held persons couldn’t have been ascertained yet.

Acting upon a tip-off on the tobacco manufacturing unit which was running discreetly inside a house in Bidyadharpur village, a team of Jajpur Road Police led by SDPO Chinmay Nayak and DSP Dipak Gochhayat raided the spot in the wee hours today.

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During the raid, cops seized duplicate tobacco products packed in a number of branded tobacco manufacturing company tin boxes were seized from the spot along with machinery and tools used in manufacturing them.

Police took four staff into custody from the spot after seizing the duplicate products.

The seized duplicate tobacco items would cost lakhs. Further investigation into the case is underway into the case, said the SDPO.


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