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Duplicate gutkha factory raided in Bhubaneswar, 7 arrested

Bhubaneswar: Acting on a tip off the Quick Action Team (QAT) of the Commissionerate Police along with the Khandagiri police on Friday raided a duplicate zarda and gutkha factory at Jokalandi in Bharatpur and arrested seven persons from the spot. 
 
The police also seized a gutkha manufacturing machine, a weighing machine, a packing machine, seven big size polythine packets containing duplicate ‘Gurukul Dilux mix,’ and many other items from their possession.

The arrested persons were identified as Sashi Bhusan Bhanja Deo (35) of Khordha and owner of the illegal factory, Umabati, Niranjan Kumar, Sarbesh Kashyap, Rahul Kumar, Anup Kumar, all of UP and Bulu Sahu of Ganjam. 

They were booked under sections 468, 471, 420, 34 of IPC r/w sections 78/79 Trade and Merchandise Act-1958/ section- 63 of Copyrights Act-1957.

The accused will be forwarded to the local court on Saturday, police added.

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