Ramakanta Biswas

The officials of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Infovalley police station have sealed a duplicate cigarette manufacturing unit at Alakar village under Chhatabar panchayat on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.  

As per sources, the factory had been manufacturing duplicate cigarettes under the brand name of H-10. Besides, the unit also manufactured another brand of cigarette named H-Star. 

As per the IB officials, H-10 is a top cigarette company based in Bihar. The fake unit owner had been using substandard materials and manufacturing cigarettes under the brand name H-10. 

The owner of the Bihar-based cigarette company had lodged a complaint with the IB in this regard. 

During the raid at the fake unit, the Infovalley police seized cigarettes and gutkha worth lakhs of rupees. 

Raja Rao, who hails from Ganjam district, reportedly runs the factory. He alleged that he was falsely implicated in the case.

Reported by Atulya Kumar Bout, OTV