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16 liquor boxes seized from Akali leader's house

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, April 28, 2014
First Published: 23:26 IST(28/4/2014) | Last Updated: 23:27 IST(28/4/2014)

The excise department on Monday recovered 16 boxes of liquor from the house of Akali leader Jathedar Maha Singh Rasoolpur at Rasoolpur village in the Phillaur assembly segment.


Reports said deputy excise and taxation commissioner Sarojini Gautam Sharda reached the village on Monday afternoon without informing the police and recovered the liquor from the politician's house located near a religious shrine.

Following this, Sharda informed the police and started proceedings in the case against the Akali leader.

"The department got a tip-off about liquor stored at this place. We carried a raid and found 16 cases of liquor from the house," Sharda said.

She said a case would be registered in this connection.

Youth Congress leader Vikramjeet Singh Chaudhary alleged that the police leaked the information of the excise department's raid at the Akali leader's house after which a truckload of liquor was shifted from
Rasoolpur village to some other place.

He said the party has filed a complaint with the election observer about the Phillaur DSP and SHO who are responsible for this.

He further alleged that Phillaur MLA and chief parliamentary secretary (higher education) Avinash Chander pressurised the police to leave the consignment in a truck meant for luring voters.


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