25 illicit distilleries destroyed in Abohar

25 illicit distilleries destroyed in Abohar

A JCB machine unearths illicit liquor hidden in pits at Abohar.

Abohar, August 4

Cops from Abohar and Sriganganagar, in a joint operation today, destroyed over 25 illicit distilleries and ‘lahan’ stock near the Gang canal in the Hindumalkot area. No arrests were made.

Earth-moving machines were used to find 10,000 litre of ‘lahan’ hidden in pits near the canal and destroyed.

Illegal desiltation has reportedly caused huge losses to licensed liquor contractors as well as the state exchequer.

Meanwhile, an illegal fake liquor factory was busted last evening when a team of the Excise and Taxation Department raided a complex in Sadhuwali located near the Abohar-Sriganganagar border. One person was arrested.

Large quantities of empty plastic bottles, bags, lids, cartoons, packing, tape rolls, sippers and packing machines were confiscated. A case has been registered under the Excise Act. — OC

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