Gutkha factory found in Kovai

By PTI Published on Apr 28, 2018 03:57 PM IST

Coimbatore: A few days after the Madras High Court directed a CBI probe into the gutkha scam case, a pan masala factory operating near Sulur near Coimbatore was sealed. Police sources said that five people have been remanded in connection with this.

"Regular movements of lorries to a closed textile industry raised suspicion following which a police team headed by Superintendent Moorthy conducted raid in the area last night. During the operation, 6,000 gutka packets in 54 cardboard boxes were seized. Also there were raw materials kept for the manufacturing of gutkha," sources said and added that the raw materials were brought in from Delhi and the finished products were exported to northern States.