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COTPA Act: DATS, DNSU seizes tobacco products


Dimapur, December 21: The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) raided shops selling tobacco and other products along with District Anti-Tobacco Squad, and seized large quantities of tobacco products.
In a press note, DNSU informed that the seized tobacco products were disposed and burnt in presence of, G V Angami, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) HQ, Dimapur and team leader of District Anti-Tobacco Squad (DATS) and DNSU officials at DMC dumping site, Sunrise Colony, Burma Camp on December 21. The burnt tobacco products were worth around Rs 1.5 lakhs.
The District Anti-Tobacco Squad and DNSU urged all chairmen and leaders of villages, colonies and concerned citizens to extend full cooperation in enforcing COTPA Act 2003.
“The sale of tobacco products is strictly prohibited to persons below the age of 18 years and in places within 100 yards radius (300 feet) from the outer boundary of an institution of education which includes schools, colleges, institutions of higher learning,” it said while reminding shop owners to adhere to the rules or face consequences as per the law.
(Page News Service)