GUTKHA WORTH R7 LAKH SEIZED

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NERUL: Barely a month af­ter gutkha worth Rs10 lakh was seized from Kalam­boli, the Navi Mum­bai crime branch on Fri­day again seized gutkha worth Rs7 lakh from Nerul. Two peo­ple have also been ar­rested in the case.

The ar­rests were made fol­low­ing a tip- off that the con­sign­ment which was to be sup­plied in Mum­bai, had been stored in a res­i­den­tial area in Sea­woods. Shrikant Pathak, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) said, “We raided the house late at night and re­cov­ered a large cache of the con­tra­band packed in a num­ber of bags.”

Bhavesh Gupta, 25, and his ac­com­plice Di­nesh Chowd­hury, 30, are the two who have been ar­rested. Pathak said in­ter­ro­ga­tion re­vealed that the Gutka had been sup­plied by one Raju Kohli of Rasayni, who had asked the ar­rested to take it to Mum­bai. The po­lice are on the look­out for Kohli. “We are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing the source of the con­tra­band,” said Pathak.

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