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85 people sent to jail, 538 cases registered by Excise Dept...


Prayagraj , September 8 (HS) : Additional Chief Secretary Excise Department Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy, said that excise department was taking actions regularly against the manufacture, sale and smuggling of illicit liquor. Speaking to reporters, he said in the first week of the September, 538 cases were registered all over the state in which 24,500 litres illicit liquor was recovered and 65,150 kgs prepared lahan for illicit distillation was destroyed at the spot. Along with it, 85 persons involved in the illegal act were arrested and sent to jail and 13 vehicles were seized.

He also said that in Gautam Buddha Nagar District, 219 cases of liquor for sale in Haryana were recovered from a truck. The driver and the assistant were arrested and sent to jail. In district Varanasi, for the crime of adulteration of low quality into superiour quality foreign liquor, the license of the shop was suspended and an FIR was lodged against the licencee and the salesman of the shop.

Two big gangs indulging in illicit liquor business were exposed in Jalaun and Etah districts. Total six persons were arrested and illicit liquor seized

Hindusthan Samachar