A day-long drive against the manufacture of spurious products, illicit liquor and other eatables was conducted by chief minister’s flying squad across Gurgaon on Wednesday.
The action was taken after a number of complaints were received by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s office.
The CM’s flying squad along with the CID team lead by Deputy Superintendent Jitender Gehlot and Deputy Superintendent Hitesh Yadav from Gurgaon searched a Gurgaon paying guest facility in Sector 12 near the telephone exchange and rounded up four couples, a government spokesperson said.
Sources said the couples were released later without the registration of any FIR.
A case was registered against a resident of Wazirabad for possessing illicit liquor. Across the state, 23 persons were arrested in connection with the recovery of about 1.30 lakh bottles of illicit liquor, including Indian-made foreign liquor, countrymade liquor and beer.
The Gurgaon CID team also registered a case against an accused identified as Bablu, who was involved in betting in Khandsa village. Across the state 20 such cases were registered and about Rs 43,000 was recovered from those caught gambling. As many as 23 persons have been arrested in this connection.
The CID team also recovered drugs from a person in the jurisdiction of Sector 5 police station. He said three persons have been arrested following the recovery of a large quantity of ‘sulpha’ and marijuana.
Gurgaon CID also seized 82 gas cylinders from Nakhdola and 200 cylinders from Nawada, which were being used illegally for commercial operations and stocked in an unauthorised manner.
A case was registered at Kherki Daula police station in this regard. The CID team also unearthed an illegal milk plant in Sohna which was producing synthetic milk. A case has been registered in this regard.
The squad also fined and impounded 25 private buses across the city from Sohna Road, Civil Lines and Rajiv Chowk, which were found plying without permit or bearing similar registration number plates.
According to the Regional Transport Authority officials, many of the buses were selling tickets under “Haryana Roadways” permit and the buses were coloured white and blue, similar to Haryana Roadways buses.
The squad also searched two factories manufacturing ghee in the Garhi Harsaru area. Samples were collected and sent to the food laboratory in Chandigarh for further investigations, following a complaint made by locals about sale of spurious ghee at these factories.
A factory suspected of manufacturing spurious aerated beverages and mineral water in Wazirabad village was also searched. Large quantities of labels of leading aerated beverages and mineral water companies were also found at the factory.
“A case was registered at the Sushant Lok police station in the matter and the factory has been sealed. The campaign against counterfeit products, illicit liquor and other illegal activities will continue and more raids will be conducted across the state in future,” a spokesperson of Haryana government said.