An NGO today approached the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceeding against the makers of pan masala Rajnigandha and Tulsi for marketing their popular brands of tobacco products in plastic sachets despite a ban on its use. The petition filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) has sought contempt action against Rajeev Kumar, Managing Director of Dharampal Satyapal group, for selling tobacco product in plastic cover in violation of the apex court order.

The NGO contended that despite the ban, the company has been selling its product — Rajnigandha and Tulsi — in plastic sachets and pleaded the court to initiate contempt proceedings against its MD.

Dharampal Satyapal group whose turnover runs into thousands of crores of rupees and which manufactures big brands like Rajnigandha and Tulsi is packing its products in plastic material even after March 1,” the NGO submitted.

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