In a major crackdown against manufacture of illicit liquor Sant Kabir Nagar police has arrested a person from Badgo Village with 6,220 litres of spirit kept in 28 drums as well as a tractor-trolley used to ferry it across. The spirit was to be used for making illicitly blended liquor. The accused is one Harishankar Rai.

Notably, cops of Dhanghata Police Station were keeping a close watch over wanted liquor mafia after a huge quantity of spirit (1,760 litres) was seized on Sept 23 in which regard case had been filed under relevant sections.

With arrest of Rai the remaining illicit liquor was recovered by the police. Rail told the police that his brother who is also a partner in crime in this business is on the run. He said that he and his accomplices were trying to ferry the remaining spirit to a safe area so as to sell it off, before the police snooped down upon them.


By Staff Reporter


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