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The Mumbai police arrested a 41-year-old gutka transporter for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a man, who informed the police about the banned consignment and helped in its seizure, an official said on Thursday.

Officials of the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) laid a trap in the eastern suburb of Vikhroli on Wednesday and apprehended Rajesh Raju Shettiyar alias Rajesh Wala, a resident of Sion in central Mumbai, an official said.

Shettiyar is one of the main transporters of gutka and paan masala in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, and has more than 19 cases to his name in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Nashik, he said.The accused was wanted in a case of kidnapping, assault and conspiracy, which was registered at Vikhroli police station on May 8, the official said.