Banned Tobacco Worth Rs 8.5 Lakh Seized from Milk Crate in Nagpur
Nagpur Police seized banned tobacco products, worth around Rs 8.85 lakh on Sunday. Jaripatka police intercepted a milk container on CMPDI Road, Nagpur and arrested the vehicle’s driver, Kishan. According to the police, the consignment was bought from a businessman who has been identified as Farook by Vijay Jethani of Vijay Traders. The supplier, who is allegedly from Chhindwara, has been made an accused in the case. Senior inspector Vaibhav Jadhav informed the Times of India that Jethani has been absconding ever since the action. The action was led by zonal deputy police commissioner (DCP) Manish Kalwaniya and ACP Roshan Pandit, supervised by CP Amitesh Kumar. The food and drugs administration (FDA) will test the seized consignment at a government laboratory. Flavoured tobacco is a banned commodity in the state of Maharashtra.
Jadhav, in his statement, revealed how his team located the consignment. “The sacks of scented and flavoured tobacco were being ferried behind the milk crates. We intercepted the vehicle after specific information,” he said. He also mentioned that after Jethani’s consignment was caught by a crime branch recently, previous records against him have also been found.