Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Five persons penalised for defying COTPA, 2003

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) flying squad team leader led by O/C Wokha police station including representatives from National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), DBs, personnel from Wokha police station and Women police station conducted raid on July 8 in an around school premises to check selling of tobacco products.
On conducting the raid, the team penalised five defaulters for non-compliance of the Act and the tobacco products were also seized.
Seized tobacco products were destroyed the same day in presence of all team members at Wokha police station premises.
It further informed that such kind of raids will be conducted frequently and cautioned all shop keepers selling tobacco products within the restricted area to abide by the laid down Act failing to which, necessary legal action would be initiated as per provision of law.

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