Police Seizes Tobacco products within 100 yards of Schools

Publish Date : 25/11/2021

Police Seizes Tobacco products

Aalo 25th Nov: Action against sale of Tobacco products within 100 yards of Educational Institutions to safeguard our children from the menace of tobacco was initiated by Aalo Police led by OC PS Aalo Insp. Y. Riram by conducting surprise raids against  sellers of tobacco products on 24th Nov. last.

            Under Sec 6 of Control of Tobacco & Other Product Act (COTPA ), sale of Tobacco products within 100 yards of educational Institutions  is strictly  prohibited  and police, administration  and medical department jointly launched such operations in the past but sale continued by erring shopkeepers to invite such action by the police.   Operations were carried out in the shops in the vicinity of Government Higher Secondary School, Govt. Nehru Memorial School, Puak Gumin and Government Secondary School, New Market.

            Eleven shops were found to be selling Tobacco products including cigarettes, bidis, gutka, etc, and Police seized 93 pkts cigarettes, 478 pkts bidis, 1014pkts Chewing Tobacco and 705 pkts Gutka.  The SP West Siang District  Shri Raja Banthia disclosed that Police will continue to take action against drugs and such violations of Tobacco regulations in future also and along with  punitive action, awareness will also be imparted to aware the public and shopkeepers.