Delhi Police Arrests Five Shopkeepers for Selling Banned ‘Chinese Manjha’

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New Delhi, August 16: Police have arrested five shopkeepers for allegedly selling banned ‘Chinese Manjha’ and recovered 598 rolls of banned kite string from northeast Delhi, officials said on Tuesday. The National Green tribunal (NGT) banned the glass-coated synthetic string — used largely for kite-flying — in the national capital in 2017.

In the first incident, police got a tip-off on Saturday and conducted a raid at a shop in Jafrabad. A total of 18 cones of manjha were recovered from there. The owner of the shop was identified as Nasir Ali (57), a senior police officer said, adding, he disclosed that he used to buy the banned string from a person known to him. Chinese Manjha Fatal for Humans, Birds and Animals; Its Use Is Punishable Offence, Says Delhi Police.

In another raid, 20 cones of strings were recovered from the shop of Mohammad Daud (26) in Jafarabad and 364 cones were recovered from his residence at Yamuna Vihar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Sanjay Kumar Sain said.

In Bhajanpura, police raided the shop of one Rupesh Maheshwari at K’Block, near Bhagat Sing Chowk, and recovered 76 rolls of manjha from his possession, they said.

In another raid conducted at street number-5, North Ghaonda, 102 rolls were recovered from the possession of one Abhishek Jain. 18 rolls were recovered from the premises of one Sanjay Kumar, a resident of West Ghonda, police added.

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