Factory sealed

The Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu on Wednesday raided Gothatar-based Balaji Tobacco Factory owned by Ankit Khanal and sealed it for selling and distributing tobacco without pictorial health warning on its wrappers as prescribed by existing laws.

SP Bishwa Raj Pokharel said police have also seized 8,900 kg of unauthorised tobacco wrappers, eight machines and four sacks of tobacco from the tobacco factory.

He said action would be taken against the tobacco factory owner for distributing tobacco packets without pictorial warning.

Source: THT