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The Hon'ble Judicial Magistrate First Class, Ponda - Goa, Ms Pooja C
Kavlekar convicted Shri Pandari P Nalk of Kavle, Ponda, for stocking and distribution
of Gutkha under Section 87A Read with Section 87F of Goa Public Health (Amendment)
Act, 2005 to undergo simple Imprisonment of 6 months and to pay fine of Rs 10,000/-
and in default of payment of fine, to undergo Imprisonment of 7 days. The said Judicial
order was pronounced in open court on 20/11/2010.


The case of prosecution was that the Accused Shri Pandari Nalk of Betalwada
Kavlem Ponda was found stocking and distributing Gutkha which food article contains
tobacco and which is injurious in terms of Section 87A of Goa Public Health
(Amendment) Act. 2005 The prosecution case was filed by Food Inspector Shri Rajiv
Korde and assisted by Ld Asst. Public Prosecutor Mr. C Rodrigues and is one of the
first case that has been convicted by the court with several others to follow.