900-litre chemical used for preparing illicit liquor seized in Jalandhar

The five-member gang was active in the Doaba and Majha region for past few months. Three accused managed to flee the spot before the police conducted the raid.
Those arrested have been identified as Supinder Singh, 27 and Yadwinder Singh, 37 of Rampur village in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Those arrested have been identified as Supinder Singh, 27 and Yadwinder Singh, 37 of Rampur village in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 08:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By

Rural police on Monday arrested two people in Phillaur and recovered 900 litre of a chemical that is used to prepare intoxicant liquor.

The five-member gang was active in the Doaba and Majha region for past few months. Three accused managed to flee the spot before the police conducted the raid. Those arrested have been identified as Supinder Singh, 27 and Yadwinder Singh, 37, of Rampur village in Amritsar.

Superintendent of police (SP) Balkar Singh said acting on a tip-off that a gang was coming from Ludhiana to supply chemical in Jalandhar and Amritsar areas, a special checking point was deployed on the national highway in Phillaur.

During the check, the police recovered 27 cans containing 900-litre chemical from a tempo traveller. The SP said they have recovered the Mahindra XUV (PB 08-CN-2859) in which three of the accused fled. The tempo traveller (PB 01- 5598) carrying the chemical was also seized.

He said the accused confessed that they have formed a gang of five members and were in this business for past few months. They had purchased this chemical from Ambala.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal said as per the accused, with one litre of this chemical, they can prepare 10 litres of intoxicant liquor of various brands. With this calculation, they can make around 9,000 litre of liquor from 900 litre chemical that can be filled in 1200 liquor bottles for sale in the market.

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