790 liquor cases seized from milk truck in Sonepat; 2 held

790 liquor cases seized from milk truck in Sonepat; 2 held

The Sonepat police have arrested two men and seized 790 boxes of illicit liquor from a milk truck at Kharkhoda-Delhi border near the Saidpur police post.

Panipat, August 11

The Sonepat police have arrested two men and seized 790 boxes of illicit liquor from a milk truck at Kharkhoda-Delhi border near the Saidpur police post.

The illicit liquor was being smuggled from Bhadurgarh in Jhajjar district to Narela in Delhi. The liquor has a mark and a hologram of two distilleries in Ambala and Jhajjar district.

A team of the Kharkhoda police station received a tip-off about a milk truck carrying a huge stock of illicit liquor and entering Narela after crossing the border near Saidpur village.

The team laid a naka near the Saidpur police post and during checking, truck driver Naresh Kumar and cleaner Kaluram of Alwar district of Rajasthan were arrested. They told the police the stock was of Sonu of Asoda village in Jhajjar.

A case under Sections 420, 483 and 34 of the IPC and 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Haryana Amendment Bill, 2020, has been registered.

Sonepat SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said the seized illicit liquor was from NV distillery in Ambala and ADS distillery in Jhajjar. — TNS

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