*Crackdown against liquor mafia in Rajouri* *519 litres desi liquor seized, 585 KGs Lahaan destroyed*

Ankit Kesar, Rajouri, March 24

In a major crackdown against people involved in preparation and sale of illegally prepared desi liquor, Rajouri police today seized 519 litres of liquor and destroyed 585 kilograms of Lahaan in different areas of Rajouri district.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Yougal Manhas said that different teams of police carried out the crackdown to curb the illegal act of preparation and sale of desi liquor.

Team headed by SHO Rajouri Ajaz Haider raided a house in Dhangri village of Rajouri and unearthed two working stills being used for preparation of desi liquor. 515 lires of fully prepared desi liquor was recovered from the spot and 500 KGs lahan was destroyed on the spot.
Alongwith this one gas cylinder ,two working stills ,three plastic Barrels (Drums) and other allied material was also seized from the spot with accused Chander parkash son of jagdish Raj resident of Dhangri was arrested .

In this connection FIR No. 145/2019 u/s 48(a) Excise Act has been registered.

Another team of police headed by SHO Dharamsal Amit Singh along with lady constables raided in the house of Kamlesh Rani wife of Late. Dev Raj resident of lower Siot and recovered 4 litres illicit liquor and approximately 60 kilograms of Lahan which was destroyed on the spot. Accused lady was arrested on the spot.

Similarly, a team of police headed by Incharge PP Teryath, SI Habib Ul Rehman raided near the houses of Sandeep Kumar son of Balak Ram and Channo Devi wife of Late. Beli Ram residents of Keri teryath and recovered 25 kilograms of lahan from both houses which was destroyed while material used in preparation of liquor was seized on spot.

On the other hand, a person namely Sat Paul son of Sham Dass resident of Berari Nowshera was arrested from Jhangar chowk Nowshera where he was roaming in drunken condition and was creating chaos. In this connection case FIR No 49/2019 u/s 510 RPC has been registered in Nowshera police station and investiation has taken up.

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