Spurious Gutkha-making units busted in Berhampur, 6 Arrested

Berhampur: Continuing their efforts to curb anti-social activities and illegal trade, Berhampur Police busted three illegal gutkha manufacturing units and arrested six persons in connection with the incident following raids at different locations on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Bada Bazar and Sadar Police Stations conducted multiple raids at Saguna Sahi, Borigaon and Bhutapalli area in the city.

72 bags of gutkha, machines and other raw articles used for making guthka worth over Rs 4lakh were seized during the raid.

“They are preparing guthka and other products under different brands which is completely illegal as they don’t have any trade license.  Three cases have been registered against the accused and further investigation is on,” said Official of Bada Bazar Police Station,  Prasant Bhupati.