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Omfed Milk Van Used For Smuggling Tendu Leaves

Sambalpur:16/7/17: A van meant for transporting milk for government-run Omfed was intercepted today with loads of smuggled tendu leaves bundles.

Sambalpur police have taken into custody three persons on the charge of unlawful trade of Tendu leaves and made a seizure of the milk van carrying ten quintals of leaves.

The interception took place today at Nakatideula police station jurisdiction. The arrested persons- Mohan Chandra Mohanty, Sarbeswar Mohanty and Sukadeb Deuri- had resorted to use the milk van to escape detection, police officials said.

Tendu leaves are used for rolling ‘Bidis’, widely referred as poor men’s cigarette.The accused persons booked under section 379, 411 and 34 Indian Penal Code and section 14 of Tendu leaf (control of trade) act, 1961 are being remanded to judicial custody, they added.

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