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KATHUA: In order to curb the menace of illicit distillation of liquor, the Excise Department Jammu has tightened its noose on violators of the various provisions of the J&K Excise Act in entire Jammu Division.
On the directions of the Excise Commissioner Anu Malhotra and supervision of Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu Syed Muried Hussain Shah, ETO Excise Range Kathua Savita Chouhan, the Excise Team Kathua led by Inspector Excise Sanjeev Khajuria, Arun Kumar along with SI Amit Sharma, Excise Guards Rajinder Singh, Balbir Singh, Shamsher Singh and Akeel Ahmed raided the Chatrayala, Perso Chak, Banyari and Birso Chak areas of Kathua District to arrest the menace of illicit distillation of liquor.
In the process 900 kgs of Lahan and five litres of illicit liquor which is highly hazardous and injurious for health was recovered by the raiding team from state land and later destroyed on spot.
Meanwhile, a police team under the supervision of Inspector Amit Sangra SHO Police Station Kathua conducted raid in Chak Drab Khan area and seized 20 liters of illicit liquor and destroyed 400 liters of Lahan on spot in illegal possession of one Shilender son of Balkar Chand resident of Chak Drab Khan Kathua.
Police registered a case FIR No 206/2018 under section 48(e) Excise Act and arrested the accused.
Meanwhile, Rajouri police also arrested a person who was found indulged in preparation and sale of liquor.
On the basis of a specific input, a team of police headed by SHO Dharamsal Romal Singh under the supervision of SDPO Nowshera Khaliq Hussain raided a house in Solki village of Kalakote.
During raid, police team arrested the house owner namely Kulbir Singh alias Bablu son of Gian Singh resident of Solki Kalakote and recovered two gallons with each containing 15 litres of Lahan and one gallon of 5 litres containing about three litrs manufactured desi liqour.
A case vide FIR NO.59/18 under section 48(A) and (E) Excise Act was registered in PS Dharamsal.
Whole operation was carried out under the supervision of Additional SP Nowshera, Master Popsy.
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