1,18,400 kg Lahan, 390 litres illicit liquor recovered; 8 Working Stills smashed
38 Illicit Liquor distillers and bootleggers arrested by Amritsar Rural Police since March 1; 7,54,100 kg Lahan, 4061 litres liquor recovered
CHANDIGARH/AMRITSAR: Adopting a zero tolerance method in the direction of bootlegging, the Amritsar Rural Police have busted one other illicit liquor manufacturing unit with arrest of 5 individuals throughout a raid at village Boparai Khurd in Lopoke right here on the intervening night time of Saturday and Sunday.
The arrested individuals have been recognized as Sarwan Singh, Angrez Singh, Sanjay, Avtar Singh and Resham Singh, all residents of village Boparai Khurd in Lopoke. The Police have additionally recovered 1,18,400Kg Lahan (uncooked materials used for making liquor), 390 litres illicit liquor, eight working stills, 94 drums (50 litres every), 4 fuel cylinders and 20 tarpaulins from their possession.
Notably, that is the seventh such unlawful liquor manufacturing unit busted by the Amritsar Rural Police in the final two months, which led to the arrest of as many as 38 bootleggers. The Police have seized 7,54,100 kg Lahan, 4061.25 litres illicit liquor, 57 Working Stills, 1830 Kg Jaggery, 297 drums, 78 Tarpaulins, 43 Gas cylinders, 4 water tanks, 62 cans and 6 bikes in these seven operations since March 1.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amritsar Rural Dhruv Dahiya stated that primarily based on particular intelligence inputs and meticulous recee at suspected areas, the joint police groups from Amritsar Rural carried out a six hours lengthy operation in the world, which led to unearth the big scale illicit liquor manufacturing unit. The police groups have been led by ASP Majitha Abhimanyu Rana, DSP Detective Gurinder Nagra, DSP Special Branch Sukhraj Singh and DSP Attari Gurpartap Singh Sahota, he added.
SSP Dahiya stated that in addition to endeavor the detailed geographical mapping train of the manufacturing and provide chains of all of the illicit liquor items busted to date, the Police are additionally scrutinising the belongings of the accused individuals to ascertain their community of economic flows.
“Preliminary investigations point out that the accused individuals had established a complicated and semi – mechanised scale of manufacturing of illicit liquor, which is predicated on sourcing of uncooked supplies like jaggery from throughout the village, and is sustained by in depth illicit distribution chains radiating from exterior the focal ‘sizzling spot’ village,” he stated.
The SSP stated that the Police have been investigating the case from varied angles and extra such unlawful liquor making items are anticipated to be unearthed quickly.
Meanwhile, the case has been registered beneath sections 61, 78 (2), 1 and 14 of the Excise Act at Police Station Lopoke and the method to forfeit the properties of the accused individuals, as per the authorized provisions, is underway.