Ajay Chaudhry, additional CP (southeast), said the arrests came after investigation into complaints regarding the involvement of an organised gang in the supply of illicit liquor in Delhi and NCR.
“Their interrogation revealed that they specially supplied brands prohibited in Delhi. They buy illicit liquor at cheaper rates from neighbouring states and sell them at exorbitant prices when registered liquor shops are closed on dry days during the festival season,” said Chaudhry. He said the gang used luxury cars to avoid police attention.
In a similar operation, the Delhi police crime branch arrested two persons and recovered around 90 cartons of liquor of two different brands, the sale of which are banned in Delhi. The arrested persons have been identified as Sanjay and Satish. Police said the liquor was being smuggled into the city for illegal sale on Holi.