Ludhiana: Liquor cartons in large numbers seized

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2015 18:41 IST

The police seized at least 100 cartons of liquor in different cases on the last day of liquor stock clearance on Tuesday. The cops were on their toes as the contractors, who have failed to get liquor vends on contract, try to sell their stock on cheaper rates.

The police have booked many persons under Excise Act for smuggling liquor illegally.

A property dealer, Jagtar Singh, and an accountant, Kulbir Singh, were arrested while they were carrying 40 cartons of liquor in their Bolero car. They failed to produce licence for thel iquor cartons they were carrying.

In another case, anti-narcotics cell arrested a man identified as Sukhtar Singh alias Tari with Palio car and recovered 5 cartons of liquor near Dehlon.

The Dehlon and Basti Jodhewal police recovered 25 and 20 cartons of liquor respectively in separate cases while Sadar Police recovered 25 cartons of liquor from two persons.

Division number 2 police arrested a man and recovered 12 bottles of liquor. Another person was arrested with four cartons of country made liquor by Model Town police.

Meanwhile, the Salem Tabri police recovered 20 cartons of liquor and 36 liquor bottles in three separate cases.

In all the cases, the accused failed to produce the licence. They have been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.

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