Saswat Singhdeo

Jajpur: In a major crackdown, a fake chewing tobacco (Zarda) manufacturing unit was busted in Bidyadharpur area under Bairi Police limits of Jajpur district on Monday.

After getting information about the illegal unit, police raided the spot and seized fake tobacco and raw materials worth more than Rs 10 lakh. Four people were also detained in connection with the case.

The raid was conducted by SDPO and Jajpur Road DSP in the wee hours of today.

"After getting inputs, we conducted raids today morning and seized around 80 kg of raw materials. Four persons have been detained and will be forwarded to court," said SDPO, Chinmay Kumar Nayak.

Sources said the duplicate tobacco were being packed into packets & wrappers of several well-known brands and supplied to different places.