Tarn Taran, October 15
The district police, in an operation launched against illicit liquor in the Mand area alongside the Sutlej and Beas, recovered 1.02 lakh litre lahan, 10 iron drums and 500-kg wood among other things on Wednesday. SSP Tarn Taran Dhruman H Nimbale said the police and excise staff and the staff of the Forest and the Wildlife departments, too, were involved in the operation.
The SSP said DSP (Operation) Iqbal Singh led the operation. He said Kulbir Singh and Kuldeep Singh, both of Kirian village; Kaptan Singh of Harike; Ranjit Singh Rana and Rana of Marrar village were booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act, Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1974, was registered against the accused. The police have recovered more than 6 lakh litre lahan with other materials from the Mand area in seven operations launched during the past one month. — OC
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