66 cases of sale of tobacco products in prohibited areas

Jaipur: In a special drive against the sale of tobacco products in prohibited areas, Jaipur police have registered cases against 66 persons.

Cases were registered and tobacco products seized from them in one-day special campaign yesterday on the occasion of International anti-smoking day, IGP I B L Sonia said.

Out of 66 cases registered with different police stations, 50 were lodged in Jaipur city while rest 16 were filed in Jaipur Rural area, the IGP said.

Most of the accused were selling tobacco products including cigarettes in the areas especially nearby school, colleges and other educational institutions, Soni added.

The cases were registered under Rajasthan Prohibition of Smoking and Non Smokers' Health Protection Act, the officer said.