Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, September 18
Staff of the Police Division 5 conducted a surprise checking at the Sarabha Nagar market and caught people consuming liquor in a car.
The police party had noticed five persons consuming liquor in the car. Two of them managed to give the police party the slip, while three were arrested from the spot.
Apart from registering a case under the Excise Act against the five, the police seized the car and a liquor bottle.
The arrested persons have been identified as Satwant Singh and Inderjit Singh, residents of Iyali Khurd, and Harmit Singh of Chuharpur village. The two other accused, namely Mandeep Singh of Chuharpur and Sandeep Singh of Jamalpur, who fled from the spot, are yet to be arrested.
Investigation officer ASI Gursewak Singh said the police had already launched a drive against drunken driving and drinking in public. Last night a surprise checking was conducted and five persons were caught drinking in a car.
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