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Gutka scam: CBI questions Enforcement Directorate's deputy director

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CBI Thursday questioned a in the in connection with its probe into the scam, officials said.

S K Sheoran, in the (ED), was when the scam allegedly took place. He was questioned at the Chennai office of the agency, they said.

The agency also questioned of Police, Villupuram, S Jayakumar in connection with the scam, they said.

The scam came to light on July 8, 2017, when income tax sleuths raided the godown, offices and residences of a pan masala and (a concoction of tobacco and pan masala) manufacturer in Tamil Nadu, who had been facing charges of tax evasion to the tune of Rs 250 crore.

The manufacture, storage and sale of the chewable forms of tobacco, including and pan masala, were banned by the government in 2013.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 19:00 IST