Chandigarh-Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema on Friday stated that the Excise and Taxation division performed a major operation in Amritsar district on the intervening night time of September sixth and seventh in response to a sequence of intelligence studies indicating the unlawful manufacturing and sale of Scotch whisky within the area, and arrested key accused Rajveer Singh and his confederate Shivam together with 10 Boxes of illegally bottled Scotch whiskey. He stated that this operation served as a stark reminder that nobody concerned on this illicit commerce could be spared, and all linkages are beneath intense scrutiny.
Disclosing this right here, the Excise and Taxation Minister stated that the division had been receiving important info and inputs by its intelligence community concerning the unlawful manufacturing and sale of Scotch whisky, notably of 1 model, in and across the Amritsar district. “Acting swiftly, the Special Operation Group (SOG) conducted extensive surveillance and reconnaissance of suspected individuals and areas involved in these illegal activities under the direct supervision of Finance Commissioner Taxation Vikas Partap and Excise Commissioner Varun Roojam”, stated Harpal Singh Cheema.
Revealing the main points, Cheema stated that SOG efficiently executed a entice operation resulting in the arrest of 1 key accused Rajveer Singh together with 10 Boxes of illegally bottled Scotch whiskey. “The accused was handed over to Amritsar Rural Police and during the subsequent questioning , he disclosed the involvement of two accomplices Shivam and Jaspal who were responsible for sourcing raw materials required for liquor production from the Khasa distillery and bottling plant situated at Khasa, Amritsar”, he added.
Revealing additional, Cheema stated that SOG recognized the placement the place unlawful liquor was being manufactured following the knowledge supplied by the arrested particular person, performed a raid on the Khasa distillery on the identical night time and arrested one other accused Shivam who was an worker of the distillery. He stated that on investigation it was discovered that Shivam performed a pivotal position in these unlawful actions by helping within the theft of empty bottles, caps, labels, and the completed mix of Scotch whisky from the plant.
Cheema stated that the accused people have supplied detailed insights into their modus operandi, shedding mild on how they managed to steal and manufacture unlawful Scotch whisky. “An FIR Under sections 420, 379, 120B of IPC and other sections of Excise Act has been registered at the Ghareenda Police Station against the accused persons”, stated Cheema whereas including that the matter is now beneath rigorous investigation with authorities decided to uncover all elements of this unlawful operation.
Giving a stern warning to the individuals concerned in such unlawful actions, Harpal Singh Cheema stated that every one elements of this unlawful operation, from its inception to distribution, are being totally scrutinized, and people concerned will face the regulation. Illegal liquor manufacturing poses a major menace to public security and leads to substantial income losses for the federal government, stated the Excise and Taxation Minister whereas including that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government is steadfast in its dedication to safeguarding authorities income and making certain the well being and security of the general public.