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Mix, rebottle, supply: The big liquor swindle in NCR

Oct 31, 2023 06:19 AM IST

A 750ml bottle of Black Label retails around ₹3,000, but several online sellers and stores in Gurugram are happy to sell it for ₹1,800, even less. How?

On April 29, when the police burst into the basement of Charan Singh’s house in Faridabad, they found empty bottles of high-end whisky, including single malts — Black Label, Glenlivet, Macallan and Amrut Greedy Angels. The last is India’s most expensive whisky. They also found the paraphernalia of Singh’s trade — bottle caps, corks, paper and vinyl labels, large syringes, and some entry-level Indian whisky.

Mix, rebottle, supply: The big liquor swindle
Mix, rebottle, supply: The big liquor swindle
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    Leena Dhankhar has worked with Hindustan Times for five years. She has covered crime, traffic and excise. She now reports on civic issues and grievances of residents.

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