Police wash hands of inquiry into seizure of liquor
Though the police administration has handed over the inquiry into the seizure of 3,000 cases of liquor at Talwandi Sabo to the department of excise and taxation, yet the seizure has raised many questions.punjab Updated: Jun 15, 2014 20:50 IST
Though the police administration has handed over the inquiry into the seizure of 3,000 cases of liquor at Talwandi Sabo to the department of excise and taxation, yet the seizure has raised many questions.
The main question arising from the recovery is that why did the huge consignment that, as per the excise and taxation department, was meant for Muktsar district, reached Talwandi Sabo, a religious place that has been declared a dry area.
Importantly, Talwandi Sabo does not fall on the route from Ludhiana to Mukstar district, rather place is far away from the route.
More than 24 hours after the seizure of a huge stock of liquor, which is expected to be over worth `1 crore, the police as well as the excise and taxation department have not come to know about the owner of the consignment.
The liquor boxes, that were unloaded from trucks at the Talwandi Sabo police station, were again loaded in trucks in the evening and handed over to the excise department.
The department has parked these trucks at the Talwandi Sabo barrier and was inquiring into the matter.
Excise and taxation officer BS Gill said that the documents produced by the drivers have revealed that the consignment was supplied by the Ludhiana-based Gautam L-I private limited and was meant for Gaurav L-I private limited in Muktsar district.
He said that the department will only inquire whether taxes have been paid for the consignment or not.
And, this will be done on Monday as the department could not get the necessary documents on Sunday.
He said that only the police can look into the angle as why the consignment was brought to Talwandi Sabo.
SHO, Talwandi Sabo, Sikander Singh said that the inquiry has been handed over to the excise department that will establish whether the liquor is legal or illegal.