Published On : Fri, Apr 5th, 2019

Lok Sabha polls: Excise Department cracks down on illegal liquor breweries, sale

222 offences registered, 171 accused arrested from March 11 to April 4

Nagpur: In view of Lok Sabha elections, State Excise Department has cracked down on illegal liquor brewing and sale in Nagpur district. On a single day on Thursday, April 4, the Excise Department registered 29 offences and put 26 accused behind bars. Illegal liquor in huge quantity and other material worth Rs 86,400 have also been seized.

Since the implementation of Code of Conduct on March 11 and till April 4, total 222 offences have been registered and 171 accused have been arrested.

The seized liquor and other raw materials during this period include 3243 litres of brewed liquor, 51,180, 51,180 litres of raw material, 562 litres of country-made liquor, 111 litre foreign made liquor, 28 litre beer, 50 litre Tadi, 5 tonne black jiggery, nine vehicles collectively worth Rs 25.85 lakh.

The crackdown was carried out under the directives of Divisional Deputy Commissioner Usha Verma and Superintendent Promod Sonone by a squad led by Inspector Subhash Hanvate, Balasaheb Patil, Keshav Chaudhary and Sunil Sahastrabuddhe with the help 103 Home Guards.