Medindia

X

No Coercive Action Against Tobacco Sellers, Manufacturers: Delhi High Court

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  April 24, 2015 at 5:15 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
The Delhi government had banned all forms of chewable tobacco, including gutkha, khaini and zarda, in the national capital. The government had issued a notification on March 25, 2015, prohibiting manufacture, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco which is either flavored, scented or mixed with any additive.
No Coercive Action Against Tobacco Sellers, Manufacturers: Delhi High Court
No Coercive Action Against Tobacco Sellers, Manufacturers: Delhi High Court
Advertisement

However, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi government not to take coercive action against tobacco sellers and manufacturers.

Advertisement
The court was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by manufacturers, including Vishnu Tobacco Products, Trimurti Fragrances Pvt Ltd, Ashok and Company Pan Bahar Ltd, Jaiswal Products and many others seeking quashing of the notification by the Arvind Kejriwal government, challenging the ban on sale of chewable tobacco in Delhi. The manufacturers had contended that the state government has no power to issue such a notification under the Food Safety and Standards Act. They also said that they were manufacturing pure tobacco product governed by Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce,Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 and only the Centre has the power to regulate sale or ban and not the state government.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher granted protection to the tobacco manufacturers and sellers, on the basis of similar order passed by him earlier in few matters.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All