10 arrested as police raid spurious liquor factory in Panchkula
Ten persons were arrested as a joint team of Panchkula police and the chief minister’s flying squad on Sunday raided a spurious liquor factory and seized 33 boxes with alcohol and other material .
Acting on a tip-off on October 3 at 1 pm that spurious liquor was being sold at Mauja Sarakpur village on the Mauli-Raipur Rani Road, the team raided a factory in the area at 10:20pm on Sunday.
Two tanks of 1,000 litre capacity each, one filled with water and another with spurious liquor were found at the site and boxes packed with alcohol with labels of ‘Malta’ seized with a 40-litre can of spirit and other materials.
People who were at the spot pasting the labels on the bottles were arrested with a few other men who were making the liquor.
Their names were revealed as Krishan from Sarakpur, Ranbir from Mirchpur (Hisar), Sagun Singh of Kurukshetra, and Surender Pal and Gautam from Saha, all in Haryana; Jaibir, Ram Lakhan and Prem Singh from Bareilly; and Rajesh Kumar from Shahjadpur, all in Uttar Pradesh; and Bhim Singh of Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh.
Investigations revealed that Krishan and Ranbir bought the material to make spurious liquor from Panipat and sold the product at Saha, Shahjadpur, Naraingarh, Shahabad and other areas.
A case under section 61-1-14 of the Excise Act, and sections 420, 465, 468,473,120B of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Raipur Rani police station.
An AAP MLA was sentenced to three years in jail along with three others, including Singh's wife and son, for assaulting Paramjit Kaur family over 11 years ago. Besides Singh, those who were sentenced but given bail are his wife Rupinder Kaur, son Rahul and another person, Parminder Singh. The complainant had accused Singh and his family of assaulting her family.
The Punjab government has given illegal occupiers time till June 30 to voluntarily relinquish possession of panchayat land, after which action will be initiated to evict them. Rural development and panchayats minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal announced this after meeting representatives of 23 farmers' bodies here on Monday. “The Punjab government is removing illegal occupants from panchayat lands after completing the legal process,” he said, while clarifying that no house will be demolished.
LUCKNOW Governor Anandiben Patel on Monday stated that 1.61 crore youth had been provided employment in the private sector through private investment while 60 lakh youth were linked to self-employment in Uttar Pradesh. “In the last five years, 4.5 lakh government jobs have been provided to the youth in UP by adopting a fair and transparent recruitment process,” she stated in her address to the joint sitting of both the houses of state legislature.
LUCKNOW Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said his government was ready for a debate and reply on any issues related to development, the poor, farmers, youths and women, in the state assembly. Adityanath said he hoped that the members would get some guidance from the governor's address to the two houses of state legislature and the debate over his government's achievements and its future plans.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is currently lodged in the Patiala central jail in a 1988 road rage case, was taken to Rajindra Hospital in the city on Monday for medical examination after his counsel moved an application demanding special diet for him. According to sources at Rajindra Hospital, Sidhu has been recommended a high-fibre and low-fat diet, which includes fruits, and boiled vegetables.