Fake Tobacco Manufacturing Unit Busted In Bhubaneswar, 3 Arrested

**Bhubaneswar**: The Commissionerate Police busted a fake tobacco production unit at Mahadevnagar in Jharpada area under Laxmisagar PS and arrested three persons in this connection. The special squad head Sanjeev Satpathy and staff raided on the illegal gutkha unit and have detained three persons identified as Akshaya Ku Behera and his two sons Santosh and Saroj.

The Commissionerate Police had been conducting a drive against fake product manufacturers to put a check on the manufacture and sale of adulterated products in the Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

The special squad of police have seized huge number of raw materials, duplicate packings, materials and equipments to prepare tobacco packets, worth lakhs of rupees.

These fake products were sold at lower rates compared to the original ones and gave a higher profit margin to the traders, who encourage the sale of such products.

Earlier, the Commissionerate Police had busted a fake ghee manufacturing unit and a fake lubricant production unit.