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Monday, February 11, 2013 10:52:39 PM (IST)  

Mangalore: Raids on 15 shops selling ghutka, cigarettes near colleges

Mangalore: Raids on 15 shops selling ghutka, cigarettes near colleges

Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)

Mangalore, Feb 11: Continuing their efforts to make the city a safer place for youngsters following the suicide case of a young girl due to drug addiction last week, the MCC officials and the police on Monday February 11 raided several shops selling cigarettes, ghutka, tobacco and the like illegally.

The police swooped down on 15 shops near various educational institutions in the city.

As per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition on Advertising and Regulating Trade, Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 2003, selling cigarettes and tobacco products to persons below 18 years of age, and within 100 yards of educational institutions is prohibited.

Shops in the vicinity of Sharada Vidyalaya, Canara College, Besant College, Women's Polytechnic (Balmatta) and Gandhinagar school were raided.

As many as 300 packets of cigarettes and a gunny sack full of ghutka and other tobacco products were siezed by the officials.

Some of the shops were found to be running without licence. The shop owners were warned to volunteerily shut down or face action.

The raid operation was led by MCC health inspector Bharat Kumar, Yashwant Kulal, Babu Mallanawar, and Karunakar, accompanied by Kadri PSI Madan and others.




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Comments on this article
Judith L, Mumbai
Thursday, February 14, 2013

whatever it is good work by govt and authorities instead of criticising we as parents and wellwishers should support such acts parents should keep on eye on shops selling such illegal products whether to their own children or other children.

Athiest, Mangalore/ Dubai
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

y don't they raid all the night clubs in the area which are major hubs fro Drug activities? The officials will turn a blind eye on them as most of these clubs are owned by politicians and well connected people.

V D K, Mangalore / Dubai
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ozwald...grow up!!have some cerelac stage 18 !!haha..
we love have that feeling ...get out see the world...

oswald, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

petty shop people can sell other things also than gutka,cigarates

oswald, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

VDK because of you people this whatever is government is doing for good you people make this fun jago india jago be serious you shoud be shamed sitting in dubai and commenting for this as fun.

oswald, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

yes first ban all cigrates gutka,pan then the can ride this should continue not like plastic ban after some time court stayed ban plastic this should not be the same.

oswald, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mr.Wilson what you know about bharat please dont comment in this forum without knowing the fact if he was currupt he would have not shown his face will you show if you... never because he is a prompt officer.

Peter Pereira, Pune
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rubbish & nonsense raids. Why can't they check Internet Cafes ? Why no action in Manipal ? Why no watch around Sultan Batheri ? Go near 'More' supermarket basement in Bendoor where youngsters join to smoke. Pose like addict and reach the drug peddlers and their masters. Why no raid on medical stores where many types of harmful capsules and tables are on sale ? These raids on small shops is a drama to collect gutka, cigaretes etc. from petty shops by the raiders.

oswald, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome move by MCC but dont pardain any one ride each and every shop and cease banned items not only small petty shop.

oswald, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

As i understand this ride is only after the order from the court to ban all tobaco and cigrates from near education institute ride should be all the shops not only near educational institute.

Charles D'Mello, Pangala
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

his is nothing but useless MCC officers drama....!!!???? So far they were sleeping and they are after poor vendors instead of catching drug peddlers. I will be happy if they dare to catch drug peddlers and take a camera with them....!!!!???? These guy's can not do that...!!!???

Vkumar, Mangalore/Kuwait
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ridiculous act by the police department raiding into the petty shops, why dont the government stop giving license to ghutka manufacturing companies. It is the Better solution. Arrest the manufacturer first, then supplier and finally seller.

Future India, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I feel pity on first two pictures by seeing that women.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

When did Bharath Kumar rejoin his duty? Hasn't he been punished for having taken BRIBE last year? Could anybody make me known as to what punishment was imposed on him? Thank you.

Sujith Nayak, Kudla / AUH
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

makkar aathnd maare.....fooling people.....

Ashraf, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Do it daily so that it will be under control

paiju, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Dont think, central govt and ofcourse our karnataka state govt are fools,
Why these people make a raid to small pettty shops where people earn money in daily basis..
instead of snatching their family daily meal,why they wont ban production from root base
(bann permision to produce such unwanted things)ban gutka,alchohol,cigarettes etc...
thats not a illigal in india, then why this raid on petty shops? 1st ban it and then raid..

V D K, Mangalore / Dubai
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New "Z" grade movie! 4 idiots!!

BS Naik, Puttur/Hyd
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It should be a collect effort form good people of mangalore and cannot be eleminated only by such raids. Awareness and education on such harmful products is a must to the youth, and they should come forward to adopt good habbits. Everything can't be achieved by force or enforcement.

Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

All these items which is confiscated should be burned in public and immediately. Then the raid will have some implication.

Any how, it is beginning in a very small way to curtain selling drugs.

Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Some of the unfortunate petty shop keepers.Raids to find the cigarettes and Ghutka but not that of drugs.Looks Police keep them busy just to raids petty shops!.Good works anyway.

Mitwa, Sharjah
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Photo No. 12

Bangalore Iyangar Bakery and CHARTS..

Spell Bee... (Charts)

Ganesh, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Too Late, But Good Job.

need more action: like,

(a) ban smoking near hospital, bus stand, near school, college.

(b) ban or heavy fine: for spitting / dumping dumping garbage near school, college and near hospital. ( illigal dumping)

Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/India
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Surprisingly it is a great Thamaasha and hype by the concerned officials to raid petty shops and pose for photography as if they are doing a great job.It is nothing but a mere waste of time from their valuable/precious time from wha they are supposed to do constructive works in their respective office.They must spend/focus more time on some welfare works of the society than involving in this type of dramas.
In fact real culprits/big fish are untouched and petty shop owners/vendors are being tortured for nothing.With this kind of raids drug menace can not be and will not be erradicated.Only when they prey for big fishes drug menace could be controlled to some extent.Now what happens is they raid small shop owners,threaten them,take hafta from them and enjoy beedi,cigarettes,gutka etc to their satisfaction for few days.Gradually the heat of drug menace will be subsidise and activities will surface again.But who will bell the cat?

Naufal, Uddabettu
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

First BAN the GUTKHA and then RAID.

Yamby, Mangalore / Qatar
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

So, the MCC, Dist. Administration and concerned department are eagerly waiting for somebody's death due to drug consumption, to perform their duty!
If the poor girl (actually she is not a poor girl rich girl)didn't suicide, no such dramas been played.

Another funny thing: raids only shops near by schools, colleges. For the students who ever smokes or chewing tobacco / gutkha, it is not compulsory to buy from near by shop. It is not the part of their syllabus! What a stupid policy? So, they can bring with them, they can carry in the pocket. A cigarette is not an AK 47!?
So, the administration should do something good which sounds worth. These all free entertainment.
The student suicide not because of beedi, cigarette or gutkha. Drugs! Drugs is different from beedi / cigarette. Selling or smoking beedi, cigarette are not an offence. But deal with drugs are! So, you deal with the drugs and debug them!

Edward C Maben, Mangalore/Bangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

People of MCC, posing like heros, who just saved our city from a Pakistan attack. Guys where were you all these days? Dont tell us that you were not aware. Its just that you guys were sleeping. Look at your fat bellys. Atleast now wake up and dont stop what you have started. Who knows tomorrow your own kids might be one of the victims.
By the way another advice for all the parents and the school authorities. We need to invite various NGO's who are psychology experts handling deaddiction of various kinds, tie up with them and encourage students who are already addicted to take help. Lets not treat the students like a social stigma but make them understand the pitfalls of such addictions. Active participation of all concerned is necessary. All my brothers and sisters of Mangalore, please lets voice this at all parent teacher meetings.

Rayan, Udupi
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This is funny. After a person dies precaution is taken. Why was it not done beofre even when few parties knew there was drug mafia in mangalore city.
Now if u take 25 leaves from a plan the plant wont die until it is cut down from its roots.New leaves will grow up in the tress thats it.

Wilson, Bangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In the above pictures you can see MCC health inspector Bharat Kumar whose was caught by Lokayukta while accepting bribe of Rs 2,500 in June. This guy is back to his work. Anything can happen in our country.

balanna, Dubai / Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Why they should take a photographer along while conducting the ride. This is nothing but show off. Once the situation cools down every thing will be back to normal. Nexus between offenders and officials will continue. Just recall the recent rides of Health dep of MCC.

Raju Gopal Shetty, Derebail Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Is it new form of these authorities. All the confiscated items either they will consume it or they will return to these petty shops after getting their Hafta.

Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Can anyone explain Mangalore Police or MCC that Students should be restrains from Drugs completely instead of Bidi, Cigarette or Pan Masala, etc. Officials should arrest those who deal with Drugs rather than Bidi or Cigarette Shop Owners. Now, all these Officials proudly write in their CV or Appraisal Form regarding catch of 50 Packets of Bidi, 75 Packets of Cigarettes and 125 Packets of Pan Masala, etc, etc. Soon it will be talk of the town for all Government Officials to show the catch of Bidi, Cigarettes & Pan Masala to get promotion or increment, if any

SURAJ, Puttur /Sharjah (UAE)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The raid conducted by MCC in different places they seized only cigarettes,Gutkas. The problem we have stop Drugs (i.e Heroin, Ganja, Charas afeem etc) these items will not sell in poor groceries. Hope MCC inpsector made good money (bribes) during their raids. simply we can say "its called Manga Nalike"

rajesh urwa, urwa
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

what a great raid, the people who raid are the people who smoke and drink now they have got free cigerrates,beedies and thambaku from these poor petty shop keepers, they know where the whale exists but have no guts to raid there

Charles D'Mello, Pangala
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Instead of catching big fishes, these MCC guy's are acting against poor vendors who make a living with great difficulty...!!!???? As if students can not walk 110 yards to get these things if they want to consume. MCC and Police are unable to lay their hands on big drug peddlers and they show off acting against poor people...!!!???? If they wish they ask the students and drug addicts about who is selling drugs...!!!??? Which they never do...!!!????

Aron, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Drama PART-2

G1, mangalore/sohar
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This is show is only for a single day !!!

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mangalore Comedy Circus (MCC)....

Prakash, Mangalore/USA
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

@ Blaan Mendonca, USA. Are you sure you living in USA? You talk about alcohol? It is good in limits if you know your limits. You know how harmful sodas (coke, pepsi)? They have pesticides!! I guess you are alergic to alcohol but not for sodas!

Someone, Mangalore\USA
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A little late, but good job!!

had this happened in 2002, I wouldnt have been a smoker today!!

Joe D'Souza, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Big thank you to all officials. Keep going until shops are empty.

Allen, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Our MCC is only fit to do these petty things. Useless lot.

Kaizer, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

If selling products near to educational areas are prohibited then why the license was issued, it looks like loop hole is in every place(panchayat, municipality etc).
@sayyad Dubai: catching the team culprit is not an easy task coz its again $#!tting on his same backyard.

richard, mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

looks like 4 idiots raiding innocent people wake up mangalore

Ronald, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shame on these guys. Standing for the photo as if they have done a great acivement or invention. Poor helpless petty shop oweners. Is anyone forcing students to buy these? why raid petty shops and loot them?.

Varun, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I like it Police Station acting like don't know anything...hahahaha......why raiding for Pretty peoples shop man...

Nanu Marol, Thottam
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sodadhalli Gutka....Motteyalli Gutka....Chocalate Nalli Gutka....Shiva , Shiva.....

Looks Like Drama Shots of Devadas Kapikaad's New Drama.Wake up Officers.Behave like Matured Society Members.

Ajith, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It looks like they did it for photo opportunity.They themselves look like criminals.Our law enforcing agencies are just after petty people and toothless in front of real criminals

samuel androus, surathkal.mukka.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This is very good your must be stop the main suppler . Thank you

Jerome T.Sequeira, Mangalore
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What a shame.How these MCC officials feel to raid these low income shopkeepers.Look at the first picture.Poor lady inside her shop look at MCC officials helplessly.I was so upset after seing these pictures.If they really want to control drug mafia,let police and MCC officials jointly raid areas near Bunder lanes and near Tannir baavi area.Most of the drugs stored and sold from these areas.Police dept must keep more information gathering from these areas. I kindly request MCC officials dont trouble these innocent and poor shopkeepers.Police officials please look at the Wine shops in mangalore.Are they having licence to serve the people liquor in glasses to drink outside the wine shops? This is a eye opener to police dept.

Sayyad, Kannangar/ Dubai
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shame on you guys,Catch real culprits, Gutka, pan and cigarettes available across India. You guys raided petty shops and snatch their family's daily meals. I salute you If you catch the real culprits.

Blaan Mendonca, USA
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The distance between Mangala Hotel and Retreat House. Is it Legal distance.
According to the World Health Organisation, every year about 2.5 million people die from alcohol-related diseases all over the world, accounting for 3.8 per cent of total deaths. Alcohol-related heart disease, cancer, accidents and suicides contribute to these deaths. Alcohol (ethanol) is a drug and may be classified as a sedative, tranquilliser, hypnotic or anaesthetic depending upon the quantity consumed. It is the only drug whose self-induced intoxication is socially acceptable. Consumption of alcohol is legal in many societies and its abuse is a societal problem.

Alcoholism is characterized by compulsive swallow despite clear, rious social and medical consequences. Every organ/system of the human body gets affected.Alcoholism is a progressive illness and damages the central nerves system (CNS), resulting in varying degrees of dysfunction — deficit cognitive functioning, dementia, etc. People given to prolonged binge drinking are prone to strokes — a condition of hemorrhage or deficient blood supply to brain.
Alcoholic abuse is also responsible for a variety of psychiatric symptoms, viz. anxiety, depression, confusion, panic disorders, bipolar disorders and narcissism. Chronic alcoholics develop polyneuropathy — a disorder of peripheral nerves.

Sunil, Managalore/Dubai
Monday, February 11, 2013

Nothing but this is a media stunt! election is near & now our govt started acting like saviour!
Oh God pls save our state....

Monday, February 11, 2013

What is in Iyangar Bakery?Are they selling tobacco products?Raided concerns are in fact all are petty shops!!!I think are they(MCC)looking for drugs or Gutka,Beeda Beedi Cigarette? Legally, not permissible to sell below eighteen and in the radius of 100 yards from educational institutions.Fine is this rules for Mangalore City only or all parts of DK districts /Karnataka State.There are Bars,Arrack shops in the radius of'no business zone'of schools/temples/masjid/church in DK !Are district health officials or concerned will take actions?This type raids are meant for to show the public and after some time BUSINESS AS USUAL.CATCH MAIN SOURCE OF DRUGS KINGPIN AND PUT THEM BEHIND THE BAR AND FOLLOWING THEREAFTER ALSO NEED TO BE DONE..

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