Two fake gutkha manufacturing unit busted, 4 held


Bhadrak: Police claimed to have busted two fake gutkha manufacturing units at Chandan Bazaar and Sarkar Nagar area near Puruna Bazaar in Bhadrak district on Saturday. Police has arrested four persons in this connection.

The arrested persons were identified as Shaikh Umeed, Shaikh Lalu, Shaikh Ali and Shaikh Karimulla.

Acting on reliable inputs, police conducted raids and arrested the accused involved in making fake gutkha. During the raid, spurious gutkha worth lakhs including machinery and logos of different gutkha brands were seized from the manufacturing units.

According to police, these units used to pack adulterated gutkhas in the packets of reputed brands and later sell in the area. Preliminary investigation reveals that the four arrested person were also held before in a similar case.

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