Huge cache of fake tobacco products seized in Odisha’s Jajpur

Jajpur: A huge haul of adulterated tobacco products were seized during raids at different places under Byree police station area in Odisha’s Jajpur district, police informed today.

Three persons have been detained and two separate cases have been registered at Byree Police Station in this connection.

According to reports, acting on a tip-off, the Special Task Force of Odisha Crime Branch had conducted simultaneous raids at different places in Chhatia and Byree areas today against illegal storage, manufacturing  & counterfeiting and selling of fake tobacco products.

During raids, the sleuths seized huge quantity of duplicate tobacco product under a popular brand ‘Gopal Zarda’, instruments for manufacturing the fake products and duplicate tobacco materials from possession of two persons identified as Gauranga Patra and Parsuram Patra of Bidyadharpur village under Byree police limits.

In the simultaneous raid, a huge cache of such duplicate product under the same brand, other tobacco products, and instruments used for manufacturing the adulterated tobacco products were recovered from possession of one person identified as Ramesh Patra of the same village under Byree police station.

A total of 1.40 quintal fake tobacco product manufactured in name of Gopal Zarda, 2.12 quintal tobacco materials, 505 litre glycerin, 3.600 kg fake Shivdata, 3.600 kg Suravi Zarda, 18 kg Kanak Zarda, 60 litre perfumes, huge quantity of tin containers and other manufacturing equipment including fake tobacco products producing machine, grinder for mixing tobacco products, electric iron and duplicate sealing materials were seized during the raids, police said.

Two different cases under sections 417/420/482/483/485/487 of IPC r/w 63/65 Copyright Act, 1957/sec 103 and 104 of Trademark Act, 1999 and Section 20 of Cotpa Act, 2003 were registered at Byree Police Station.

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