A case has been registered against the accused in the Kapodara police and further investigation is underway.

Surat : Separate teams of SOG were formed to keep watch on pan galla hawkers and wholesale shopkeepers of tobacco products selling cigarettes, e-cigarettes and e-hookahs without Indian health warnings in various areas of Surat city, in which the Surat SOG police raided an e-cigarette seller in Kapodra. Police have seized 14.56 lakh foreign cigarettes of different companies without health warnings from Kapodra. In this incident, the police have arrested a youth and taken legal action.

Morevoer, Suryakiran Apart near Little Flower High School, Kamalpark Society LH Road, based on information to Surat City SOG. 39-year-old accused Dinesh alias Diniya Purohit was arrested after raiding shop no.1. The subject seized a large packet of foreign cigarettes No. 740 worth Rs. 14,56,800 of different companies without health warnings, which were illegally sold from his shop. According to the section of the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, a case has been registered against the accused in the Kapodra police and further investigation is underway. On the other hand, when the No Drugs in Surat City campaign was started by the police, it was noticed that e-cigarettes, cigarettes without Indian health warnings, and e-hookah are being sold by wholesale sellers of tobacco products in some pana gallas of the city. So such re-tailors as well as sellers-shopkeepers doing wholesale sales were found and instructed to take strict action against them.

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