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1,800 illegally supplied liquor bottles worth Rs2 crore seized in Mumbai, two men arrested

The accused used to illegally supply high-end scotch and whisky to their regular customers

mumbai Updated: Jan 15, 2018 15:31 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Sleuths of the excise department with the seized liquor.
Sleuths of the excise department with the seized liquor.(Praful Gangurde)

The excise department seized 1,800 illegally supplied liquor bottles worth Rs2 crore from two shops in Andheri and Khar areas on Sunday. They also arrested two people.

An official from the Thane division of the department said Punjalal Patel, 50, and Bipin Shah,50, both Mumbai residents, used to illegally supply high-end scotch and whisky to their regular customers.

An official said they got a tip-off about Patel selling scotch and other high-end brands of whisky in Khar. “We formed a team and raided one place in Khar, where we found 20 illegal bottles of whisky and nabbed Patel. He told us about his aide Shah, who has a shop in Andheri,” said a official from the Thane division.

Shah’s shop in Andheri was raided the same day and altogether 1,800 liquor bottles were seized. A case has been registered with the excise department and further probe is on.