Liquor contractor surrenders in Una court

Our Correspondent

Una, April 6

Liquor contractor Amil Manhas, son of former DGP DS Manhas, surrendered at the Una district courts today in a case of cheating. The case pertains to the submission of forged payment receipts of the state cyber treasury at the Una Excise and Taxation Department.

Sagar Chand, Additional SP, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau office, said the court sent the accused to five-day police remand. A SIT team had reached Una to interrogate him.

He and his wife owned liquor contractor firms and were running three shops in the district. In 2019, the accounts audit team of the state AGE Office reported that some e-challans, claimed to have been filed by the firm owned and submitted at the Una Excise and Taxation office as proof of payments for the procurement of liquor, could not be traced in the treasury deposits.

The e-challans for the payments amounting to Rs 2.63 crore were later found to be forged. The challans also carried fake stamps of the Treasury Department. The three liquor shops were immediately cancelled in 2019 and investigation was initiated. Meanwhile, the High Court rejected an anticipatory bail of Amil on January 3, 2020, and he had reportedly been underground since then.

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