Bhubaneswar: A duplicate cigarette manufacturing unit was unearthed and sealed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Info Valley Police on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Monday.
Reportedly, the factory was running at Alakar village under Chhatabar panchayat. It was manufacturing duplicate cigarettes under the brand name of H-10, a Bihar-based company.
Substandard materials was being used in the duplicate cigarette. The owner of the Bihar-based cigarette company had lodged a complaint with the IB in this regard.
During the raid, cigarettes and gutkha worth lakhs of rupees was seized. The factory owner identified as Raja Rao, a resident of Ganjam, has been apprehended.