Published On : Mon, Jul 6th, 2015

Raids against illegal sale of liquor intensified in Vidarbha

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Nagpur: The Maharashtra government has intensified raids against illegal sale of liquor across the state. This action of the government is being hailed by those citizens who are opposed to liquor consumption. Certain district-wise details of such raids conducted in certain districts of Vidarbha on Saturday are as follows:

Gondia: The district police launched a drive against the sale of illegal liquor and made necessary seizure on Saturday, as, 20 litres of mahua-brewed liquor seized from Kamlabai Shahare (Isapur–Arjuni Morgaon); 15 litres of liquor from Pramila Marathe (Karti–Tiroda); 10 litres liquor from Kapil Salunke (Tiroda); 20 litres liquor from Deorao Tembhekar; 30 litres liquor from Pramila Khobragade; 10 litres liquor from Chandak Uke, 13 litres liquor from Dheeraj Uke, 9 litres liquor from Bhujbal Thaware, 250 nips from Ramesh Burke, 10 litres liquor from Ramesh Burke, and varying quanity of liquor possessed by many others from Karti village under Tiroda tahsil.

Gadchiroli: Similarly, the prohibition squad under the guidance of of Gadchiroli superintendent of police, Sandeep Patil, conducted raids at different places within the district and seized country as well as English liquor brands worth lakhs of rupees, and registered cases against 10 culprits, namely, Pramod Halami, Sarfaraz Sheikh,, Dhammapal Dhavale, Dhanu Bhandarkar (all from Kurkheda village), Avinash Choudhari and Sushmita Choudhari (Yeoli village), Lomesh Kukadkar, Sher Khan Pathan and Santosh Waghmare (Gadchiroli). According to sources,, despite a large scales raids, there is no check on illegal sale of liquor.

Chandrapur: Chandrapur district being a liquor-prohibited district, the Ballarpur police in association with the state excise department seized illegal liquor (both country and English brands) worth Rs 17,99,314 from the raids conducted during April to June, 2015. The police got a deep ditch dug on Saturday under Ballarpur police jurisdiction and destroyed all the seized stock of liquor therein.

While several raids against sale of illegal liquor are being made across the region, a voice is being raised as to why there should not be imposed ‘liquor-ban’ in Nagpur which is the home-town of Maharashtra Chief Minister on the footage of that done in Chandrapur district.

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