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No stay by High Court on ban of tobacco products in Delhi: Government

No stay by High Court on ban of tobacco products in Delhi: Government

According to Delhi government's Food and Safety Department, the High Court has only restrained the department not to take any coercive action against a petitioner, who had filed a case against the ban.

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday said that the High Court has not put an stay on the notification banning manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of tobacco products in the national capital.

According to Delhi government's Food and Safety Department, the High Court has only restrained the department not to take any coercive action against a petitioner, who had filed a case against the ban.

Department claimed that some of the tobacco traders were under the impression that the notification has been stayed by the court following media reports in this regard.

"The notification of ban on tobacco products has not been stayed. All the food safety officers of the department have been directed to keep a vigil in the market and set up their enforcement activity to check and lift sample of such tobacco products as have banned under the notification," a senior government official said.

Department has advised tobacco traders not to violate the provision of the notification.

first published:April 16, 2015, 22:32 IST