WATCH Gone in 30 seconds: Cops take bulldozer to destroy 1 lakh litres of seized illegal liquor

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New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2017 8:27:23 PM

In a major crack down on liquor, the police in Durg of Chhattisgarh has today destroyed 1 lakh litres of seized illegal liquor. The police had destroyed the illegal liquor, which were stored for years, with the help of a bulldozer.

The police had destroyed the illegal liquor, which was stored for years, with the help of a bulldozer. (ANI)

In a major crack down on liquor, the police in Durg of Chhattisgarh has today destroyed 1 lakh litres of seized illegal liquor. The police had destroyed the illegal liquor, which was stored for years, with the help of a bulldozer.

As the budget session at the Chhattisgarh Assembly commenced, the Congress party geared up to corner the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state government on several issues including the ban on the sale of liquor. According to a senior Congress leader, the party would raise their demand of banning liquor sale in the state through moving an adjournment motion notice over the issue in the house. The Chhattisgarh government recently decided to take control of liquor sale in the state by forming a corporation and run Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and country liquor outlets.

The seizure of suspected cash, liquor and drugs during the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab this year has witnessed a huge jump from last polls. Uttar Pradesh has seen record seizures of Rs 115.70 crore cash, 20.29 lakh barrels of liquor worth Rs 57.69 crore, and narcotics weighing 2,725 kg worth Rs 7.91 crore, as per the progressive data recorded till yesterday of seizures made by the Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams.

The comparative figures for the detection and seizure of these illegal inducements in UP during the 2012 Assembly polls stood at Rs 36.29 crore cash and over 3,073 litres of liquor worth Rs 6.61 lakh. A similar massive increase in seizures has also been noticed in Uttarakhand, where single-phase polls ended early this month, as Rs 3.40 crore suspected cash, 1.01 lakh litres liquor worth Rs 3.10 crore and over 81 kg of drugs worth Rs 37.88 lakh have been seized by these teams till now.

(With inputs from agencies)

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