From last few days Shimla Police is observing that some of the shopkeepers in Shimla City are selling different kinds of prohibited, Ghutkha, Pan-masala, Tobacco, Khaini and loose cigarettes openly to the public. HP state Government have completely banned on sale of above products containing tobacco and nicotine.
Under this campaign Shimla Police simultaneously raided on input of reliable sources in suspected shops and recovered huge quantity of these banned products. From Mall road, recovered 284 packets of banned Tobacco based products, like gutkha, khaini etc., 89 Packets of open (loose) Cigarettes, 483 packets from Lakkar Bazaar and also challaned 10 violators of selling open cigarettes & recovered fine 10,000/-Rs and also 327 packets of banned Tobacco from Boileauganj market. In which action under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, is being initiated against the all violators. However Police will keep this campaign continue against the violators.