Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, December 5
On the directions of Rajat Aggarwal, Excise Commissioner, Punjab, under operation Red Rose of the state government initiated after last year’s hooch tragedy, a joint raid was on Sunday conducted by Jalandhar West Excise team, excise team Ludhiana and Jalandhar Rural Police under the supervision of Kamalpreet Singh SP (D) and Ranjit Singh AC (X), Jalandhar Range-2, on an island situated in the Sutlej near Mehatpur in the district.
The raiding teams included Shahkot police, Mehatpur police, CIA Rural Jalandhar and Ludhiana excise team, Hoshiarpur excise team, Jalandhar excise team and excise police with the assistance of excise inspectors Resham, Ram Murti, Ravinder and Raman Bhagat under the supervision of Harjot Singh, Excise Officer, Jalandhar West, Assistant SP, Adampur, and Shamsher Singh Shergill, DSP, Shahkot.
The raid was conducted at Dharme Diyan Channa village in Mehatpur, Jalandhar. During the raid, 1,11,000 kg of lahan was seized from underground pits dug in sand and six working stills consisting of 12 big drums with other illicit liquor manufacturing items like tubes, utensils and drums were confiscated.
A case has been registered at Mehatpur police station. It is pertinent to mention here that liquor was being manufactured from poisonous water of the Sutlej.
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