Illicit liquor smuggling racket using fake label of popular brands busted in Jhajjar; five held
With the arrest of five persons, the local police on Monday claimed to have busted a racket involved in smuggling illicit liquor with fake labels of popular brands. It has also seized 714 cartons of illicit liquor and other materials.
The accused have been identified as Surender of Rankhanda village, Sundar of Chhichhdana (Sonepat), Mohammad Farman, Sahil and Manaazir of Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), while the police have recovered duplicate stickers and cartons of Blender Pride, Royal Stag and Old Monk brands from the spot. Surender was the kingpin of the racket.
Rajesh Duggal, Superintendent of Police (SP), informed they got a tip-off that illicit liquor was being supplied from a godown located on the Badli road here.
A police team led by Inspector Jitender Singh conducted the raid there and arrested the accused working there. A total of 714 cartons of illegal liquor were also recovered from the godown, he added.