Dimapur, January 23: The Anti Tobacco flying squad COPTA Wokha unit conducted a surprise checking in and around Wokha town within educational institutions perimeter of 100 yards on January 22.
The team comprised of members from District administration, Police, Lotha Students Union and staff from Chief Medical Officer Office. The team covered around 20 schools, both private and Government schools.
During the checking, 16 defaulters were caught and penalized a fine of Rs 200 each as per Government notification.
Earlier the COPTA team also conducted similar raid and defaulters were warned for the first offence.
Further the Anti Tobacco Flying squad (COPTA) warned all the shop keepers in and around school premises not to sell tobacco products to students and directed to abide by the laid down rules of COPTA. Similar checking will be conducted in near future, stated the COPTA officials. (Page News Service)