2 held in raids against liquor smugglers, manufacturers
Ludhiana: In its ongoing drive against illicit liquor smuggling, the Ludhiana excise department arrested two persons during the raids. The actions came a day after the department had conducted several raids on illicit liquor manufacturing hubs located near the banks of Satluj river.
Dr Shivani Gupta, assistant commissioner, excise, Ludhiana range, said, “Our teams are working round the clock to identify and act against gangs and persons involved in illicit liquor manufacturing and liquor smuggling. In a raid conducted on Wednesday at the house of bootlegger Nirmal Singh, resident of Galib Kalan village in Jagraon, our team recovered 24 bottles whiskey of a leading brand for sale in Haryana. We arrested the accused on the spot.”
She said following the information, another raid was conducted at the house of bootlegger Ram Singh, a resident of Kot Umra village near Sidhwan Bet and 20 bottles of illicit liquor (home made) were seized. On Thursday, a joint naka was held near Ittan Wala chowk. During checking, one Sukhdev Singh of Dhandra village was arrested with 36 bottles of Sounfia (for sale in Punjab) from his scooter number PB10HE5348. Further investigation in all three cases is under progress.”