Gutka smuggling busted in Odisha, 2 arrested

KalingaTV News Network

Sundargarh: Odisha police on Friday busted a gutka smuggling racket at Rajgangpur in the district and arrested two persons in this connection.

The arrested persons have been identified as Deepak Agrawal, a local business man and his driver.

Based on a tip-off, the Rajgangpur police intercepted a van at Jamapali chhak in the industrial town and found around 9 quintals of gutka in it. It also recovered Rs 5.81 in cash, 10 silver coins and two mobile phones from the accused persons.

The gutka-laden vehicle came from Cuttack-based Jagatpur area, police said.

The State Government had imposed ban on sale and manufacture of gutka on January 1, 2013.

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