Nagpur: Ganeshpeth police have arrested six women bootleggers, all from one family, who were bound for “Dry” Chandrapur. Cops have seized a stock of whisky bottles worth Rs 28,600. The six accused hailed from Jabalpur (MP).
A team of Ganeshpeth Police Station, led by Police Constable Devendra Chavan, was on patrol in the area. The team spotted six women with bags waiting at Jadhav Square, in front of Hindustan Travels Office. The six women were to board a bus for Chandrapur which has been declared a “Dry” district. Upon frisking of the bags, the cops found 160 sealed bottles of 90 ml whisky which the six women bootleggers were planning to smuggle to prohibited Chandrapur ostensibly for earning a major chunk of money. The stock worth Rs 28,600 has been seized.
The six women identified themselves as Krushna Rakesh Jat (33), Seema Jitendra Jat (40), Sangita Naresh Jat (36), Chandni Dharmesh Jat (36), Rajashri Kanjar Jat (40) and Sonam Nilesh Jat (31), all natives of Kanjar Mohalla, Jabalpur (MP).
The six accused women were booked under Section 65(E) of Maharashtra Prohibition Act and placed under arrest.
The task was accomplished by Senior PI M K Chavan, API Taksande, Police Constable Devendra Chavan, NPCs Rajesh Tapre, Prashant Gajbhiye, Amit Satpute under the guidance of DCP Zone 3 and ACP (Kotwali).