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UP to crackdown on liquor mafia: Minister

india Updated: Aug 15, 2010 14:28 IST

The Uttar Pradesh government has directed the excise department to launch a crackdown against people involved in spurious liquor trade in the state.

Continuous raids should be conducted against those involved in the trade of spurious liquor and effective action should be taken against liquor mafia with the help of police, Excise Minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui said during a review meeting.

The minister directed the officials to maintain special vigil on the borders and to constitute teams to check supply of illicit liquor.

Principal secretary Netram said that till July month action was taken against 36,162 people and 5.09 lakh litre illicit liquor was seized.

He said that 3,619 people were arrested and 134 vehicles were impounded.