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Event Type Tobacco Issues  Date Time 2020-10-14 23:46:00 
Country IN  City Pune, MH 
Latitude 18.520  Longitude 73.857 
URL https://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/gutka-crimes-escape-legal-net-in-city-study/articleshow/78669609.cms     
[punemirror.indiatimes.com] INDIA - Gutka Crimes Escape Legal Net In City - Study

"After gutka was first banned in Maharashtra in 2012 under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, the next year, the state expanded the ban and declared khaini (flavoured tobacco), processed supari and mawa or kharra, a mix of processed tobacco, as illegal substances. Since 2013 till December last year, some 241 cases were filed against alleged offenders by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unit of Pune and Pune police in which reportedly hundreds of accused were prosecuted."

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