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UT-1 NSCN (IM) seize gutkas worth Rs.3 lakh
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Feb. 2011 12:22 AM IST
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UT-1 of NSCN (IM) on Tuesday destroyed huge consignments of gutkhas seized from Dimapur town and worth nearly Rs.3 lakh on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the seized items were destroyed at Purana bazaar in the presence of deputy kilonser cum caretaker UT-1 Kihoto Yepthomi and other UT1 staff.
It may be mentioned that the NSCN (IM) had on several occasions issued a ban on sale of gutkha.
Later, interacting with media persons, Yepthomi disclosed the order to issue ban on sale of gutkhas was issued from the higher ups based on the request made by NGOs and churches.
He further added that scrutiny of anti-social activities will be actively carried out by the organization in the coming days.
Meanwhile, reiterating its earlier order, UT-1 officials have cautioned shopkeepers and traders from selling the banned gutkha.

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