No decision on Gutkha ban due to HC stay

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Mumbai, May 20 (UNI) The Maharashtra government's decision to ban sale of gutkha has run into a legal hurdle, with the Bombay High Court issuing a stay order today.

The ban could not be imposed as High Court had given a stay order, Food and Drug Administration sources confirmed here.

''The government had taken a decision to ban gutkha and food products containing tobacco and nocotine from May 20,'' sources said.

It was followed by a notification by the Centre on February 5.


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