UP: Cops blame rats for disappearance of seized illicit liquor from police station

By: |
March 28, 2021 7:00 PM

Superintendent of Police, Etah, Udai Shankar Singh on Sunday confirmed the development and said that a probe is on in this regard. He, however, refused to elaborate further.

However, a general diary at the police station mentions that 239 cartons have been damaged by rats, which the senior police officer said seems to be fishy and unacceptable.However, a general diary at the police station mentions that 239 cartons have been damaged by rats, which the senior police officer said seems to be fishy and unacceptable. (Representative image)

A probe has been initiated into a claim by officials of a local police station that rats were behind the disappearance of a large number of seized cartons of illicit liquor from a strongroom.

A senior police officer said over 1,400 cartons of liquor have gone missing from the Kotwali Dehat police station here and a case has been registered against Station House Officer Indreshpal Singh and clerk Rishal Singh.

However, a general diary at the police station mentions that 239 cartons have been damaged by rats, which the senior police officer said seems to be fishy and unacceptable.

Superintendent of Police, Etah, Udai Shankar Singh on Sunday confirmed the development and said that a probe is on in this regard. He, however, refused to elaborate further.

A senior police officer of the district told PTI, “A week ago, it came to light that around 1,450 cartons of illicit liquor seized are missing from Kotwali Dehat police station.”

When asked whether some cartons have been damaged by rats, the police officer said, “The general diary of the police does mention that 239 cartons were damaged by rodents. However, this is not acceptable, and it seems that the matter is fishy. It has been probably done to cover the goof-up.”

A case has been registered against SHO Indreshpal Singh and clerk Rishal Singh. Both of them had not turned up to provide an explanation for the incident despite summons issued in their names, he said.

Meanwhile, Vikas Kumar, a police officer from Aligarh who is probing the case, said, “Efforts are on to ascertain as to where the seized liquor has gone.”

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Suspension of Rajya Sabha MPs: Govt says it can revoke suspension if MPs apologise, Opposition firm on its stand
2Suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs: Opposition calls it ‘dictatorship’, Centre justifies action
3GLPL 370: BJP to hold cricket, kabaddi tournaments named after Article 370 in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar