Six arrested from illegal liquor making unit in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur

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New Delhi | Published: February 4, 2017 6:46:50 PM

In a major crack down on illegal liquor making units the police has today arrested 6 people from one such unit at Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh and recovered huge quantity of liquor.

liquor_ani-lPolice have today arrested 6 people from one such unit at Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh and recovered a huge quantity of liquor. (ANI)

In a major crackdown on illegal liquor making units, the police have today arrested 6 people from one such unit at Jaunpur of Uttar Pradesh and recovered a huge quantity of liquor. The Election Commission appointed police and excise teams have, till date, seized about 1.7 crore rupees and more than 70 thousand litres of liquor in the poll-bound states, Goa and Punjab.

Earlier, in a major fight against liquor, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had declared the state as a ‘dry state’. In the wake of Bihar Government’s a ‘nasha mukt’ (addidction-free) state campaign, hundreds of thousands of people across Bihar, including men, women and children, formed a human chain in support of the state government’s prohibition policy, according to PTI. Nitish Kumar, his major ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad, the Congress, and even opposition BJP leaders participated in a human chain to spread awareness on de-addiction and prohibition of liquor. On the occassion, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expressed his gratitude for the support.

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Meanwhile, the state Excise and Narcotics Minister R Lalzirliana of Mizoram today said that Mizoram would implement the recent Supreme Court order to ban liquor outlets along national highways. After 18 years of imposing stringent prohibition law, Mizoram government lifted liquor ban in the state, allowing opening of wine shops in March 2015 under the Mizoram Liquor Prohibition and Control Act, 2014.

Days back, police have recovered 188 cases of liquor following raids in Batala of Punjab. Acting on a tip off, a joint party of police and Excise department led by DSP Yugraj Singh recovered the cases from a shop located in Shikar Machhian bus stand last night. Each case typically contains 12 bottles of liquor. The owner of the shop is yet to be indentified, Senior Superintendent of Police, Deepak Hilori said today.Police have registered a case against unidentified persons under the provisions of the Excise Act.

(With inputs from agencies) 

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