Police recovered 300 bottles of liquor intended for smuggling and profiteering from a Honda car at a barricade near Sunam on Wednesday. The accused Kamal Garg (27) did not stop at a police barricade and sped away, breaking the barrier and also hitting several police vehicles. Of the recovery, 288 bottles are country-made and 12 bottles are foreign-made.
Sunam deputy superintendent of police Jagatpreet said, "A routine 'naka' was put up at Seron crossroad by a police party." When City SHO Nirmal Singh signalled a rashly-driven Honda luxuty car bearing registration number HR 70 B 8973 to stop, the occupant tried to flee towards Sitapur damaging the police barricades and vehicles parked on the roadside."
He added that the car could only be caught up with forced to stop after a chase of a few km from the naka. The liquor was recovered after a checking of the car. The car's registration plate was also found to be fake and its original number is PB 13 AF 9339.
"The accused runs a mobile shop near the Sunam bus stand and has confessed to being involved in the sale of illicit liquor to earn some extra money," the DSP added.
The police have registered a case under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise act and under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 427 (mischief causing damage), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 483 (counterfeiting a property mark used by another) of the Indian Penal Code.
Woman held with 24 bottles of liquor, released on bail
In another incident, the Sherpur Police booked a woman, Piyaro, under Section 61 of the Excise Act after 24 bottles of liquor were recovered from her possession at the Sherpur grain market. She was arrested and later released on bail.