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Tea seller held from west Delhi's Nihal Vihar for storing 'Chinese manjha'

Updated on: 15 August,2022 04:16 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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On Sunday around 4 pm during patrol in Shiv Ram Park, Nihal Vihar, police noticed illegal Chinese manjha kept in a shop

Tea seller held from west Delhi's Nihal Vihar for storing 'Chinese manjha'

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A 48-year-old shopkeeper was arrested for allegedly storing and selling the illegal 'Chinese manjha' in west Delhi's Nihal Vihar area, police said on Monday.


The accused has been identified as Ashok Kumar, a resident of Shiv Ram Park, Nihal Vihar, they said.

On Sunday around 4 pm during patrol in Shiv Ram Park, Nihal Vihar, police noticed illegal Chinese manjha kept in a shop.


A total of 170 bundles of illegal Chinese Manjha were recovered from his shop, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Sameer Sharma said.

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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 arrested, 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 said.

Earlier, another man, 43 years old, was arrested from northwest Delhi's Mahendra Park area with over 200 cartons of Chinese manjha in his possession.

The seized cartons contained 11,760 rolls of banned kite flying threads commonly known as 'Chinese manjha', which have been seen to have led to several deaths and injuries to men and animals in the past due to its sharpness and glass-like severity. 

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