The Uttar Pradesh Excise Department seized 1.2 lakh litres of illicit liquor as a part of its marketing campaign to curb the manufacturing, smuggling and sale of unlawful liquor between December 21. 2023, to January 4 this 12 months (Christmas and New Year).
A complete 4, 588 circumstances have been additionally registered whereas 1, 398 accused concerned in unlawful liquor commerce have been arrested.
State Excise Commissioner, Senthil Pandian mentioned beneath the particular enforcement drive, joint groups of income administration, police and excise have been fashioned to stop manufacture, sale and smuggling of unlawful liquor.
“To forestall smuggling, trains from Punjab and Haryana have been additionally recognized and saved beneath surveillance. Many distilleries have been damaged on the spot in areas of unlawful liquor extraction and seven autos concerned in inter-state unlawful liquor smuggling have been seized.
“Wholesale liquor licences, retail outlets, suspicious dhabas on the facet of the freeway, junk outlets, closed factories, brick kilns and so on. have been additionally checked, ” he mentioned.
At least 46 circumstances of inter-state liquor smuggling have been registered in Prayagraj, Sonbhadra, Bhadohi, Maharajganj, Siddharth Nagar, Lucknow, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Mathura and Aligarh and 19, 408 litres of liquor have been seized.
During street checking in Bhadohi, 805 packing containers of unlawful overseas liquor have been recovered from a container.
The interrogation of the 4 arrested accused individuals revealed that this unlawful liquor was being taken from Punjab to Jharkhand.
In Sonbhadra, 690 packing containers of unlawful overseas liquor on the market in Punjab have been recovered from a truck and a case was registered towards 4 accused in Chopan police station.
In Lucknow, 484 packing containers of Punjab-made unlawful overseas liquor of Imperial Blue model have been recovered from a truck.
In Aligarh, 90 packing containers of unlawful overseas liquor of Punjab model have been discovered and a case was filed towards two accused.