Police bust foreign liquor racket, 2 held
Two persons, allegedly involved in the manufacture and sale of adulterated liquor under the names of high-end foreign brands, were arrested recently.india Updated: Dec 17, 2011 02:11 IST
Two persons, allegedly involved in the manufacture and sale of adulterated liquor under the names of high-end foreign brands, were arrested recently.
Vishwanath Indise, deputy superintendent of police, prohibition and excise department, said that they had received a tip off about a racket operating in Ulhasnagar, wherein adulterated foreign liquor was being manufactured. “Our team raided the flat of one Deepak Rajkumar Nankani, 35, who we had received a tip-off about, and found a stock of adulterated foreign liquor, which we seized. On being probed, Nankani said that one Dhiraj Purshottam Mulrajani, 32, was his accomplice.
The police then raided the shop Thakur and Sons, which is Mularjani’s shop, in Japani Bazaar in Ulhasnagar. “We seized adulterated foreign liquor worth Rs8 lakh. The stock included liquor under the name of several high-end foreign brands.
“The accused would purchase empty bottles of these foreign liquor brands from scrap dealers and restaurants,” he said. “They then cleaned the bottles and filled them with liquor from Daman-Diu. They maintained a 2:8 ratio while filling them – two parts of original liquor was used,” he said.
First Published: Dec 17, 2011 02:10 IST