Maha: Banned tobacco products worth lakhs seized in Bhiwandi

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Thane, Jan 28 (PTI) The police have seized gutkha and banned tobacco products worth Rs 8.68 lakh from a godown in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, the Narpoli police raided Sree Ram Comples at Dapoli and recovered the banned tobacco products from a truck parked in the compound on Wednesday, an official said.

While no arrests have been made so far, the police have registered a case against truck driver, owner of the vehicle and owner of the carrier company under relevant sections of the IPC and FDA regulations, the official said.