Sant Kabir Nagar Police (Mehndawal Thana) in a joint team effort with Excise Department busted an illicit liquor racket seizing 763 bottles of Bunty Babli brand and 360 bottles of Laila brand, (200 ml) having fake wrappers on them. Besides 244 bottle caps of a popular whiskey brand and another 195 caps of one more popular brand were also seized.
The team seized the fake consignment from a country liquor vend. Two accused were also arrested. They are namely Brijesh Agrahari and Dinesh Verma, both Gorakhpur residents.
Police said that the accused Dinesh Verma brought fake liquor at Rs 1,200 per carton while the government rate was Rs 2,025 per carton. The accused then used to stick fake country liquor wrappers on thee bottles and and would sell it at the country liquor vend sharing the profit with the allottee owner. They used to make a profit of Rs 825 per carton.
–By Staff Reporter