Tea seller arrested from west Delhi’s Nihal Vihar for storing ‘Chinese manjha’

In the Nihal Vihar area of west Delhi, a 48-year-old shopkeeper was detained for allegedly stocking and selling the illegal ‘Chinese manjha,’ police reported on Monday

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According to police, the accused has been identified as Ashok Kumar, a resident of Shiv Ram Park, Nihal Vihar.

Police noticed illegal Chinese manjha kept in a shop on Sunday around 4 pm while patrolling in Shiv Ram Park in Nihal Vihar.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Sameer Sharma, his store contained 170 bundles of illicit Chinese Manjha in total.

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Environment Protection Act was registered in Nihal Vihar Police Station and the accused was held, the DCP said.

Kumar revealed that he runs a tea shop and in order to earn money, he was selling the illegal Chinese manjha, police stated.

Earlier, a 43-year-old man was arrested from northwest Delhi’s Mahendra Park area with more than 200 cartons of Chinese manjha in his possession.

The seized cartons carried 11,760 rolls of banned kite flying threads commonly known as ‘Chinese manjha’, which have been seen to have led to many deaths and serious injuries to humans and animals in the past owing to its sharpness and glass-like severity.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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