The Crime Branch has seized E-cigarettes worth of rupees 3.13 lakhs from Mate Chowk in Pratapnagar police station limits. Interestingly, the goods concerned were kept in a car instead of in the shop.
The Crime Branch team received information that E-cigarettes were being sold at MK Enterprises in Mate Chowk. When the team raided there, a white car was parked nearby. in searched, E-cigarettes worth of rupess 3.13 lakhs were found in car parked nearby. The accused, Pawan Kumar Zaria (22, Avadhut nagar) was detained. His accomplice Gaurav Katkar (32, Ayodhyanagar) absconded. Police have registered a case against the accused.
Even earlier, stocks of E-cigarettes were found in Mate Chowk, Pratapnagar Cement Road area. But the police was not taken strict action. even pan shops are open till late night in this area. From there, E-cigarettes are easily supplied to the youth.