Talwara (Hoshiarpur), April 13
A team of CIA staff busted a 6-member gang who were illegally taking out spirit from two tankers on Tuesday evening.
The accused allegedly colluded with the drivers of the tankers and extracted the spirit sent by factories at Sansarpur Terrace in Himachal Pradesh to various places, in plastic cans of 35 litres.
According to sources, they sold these cans for Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,300 per can. The police have recovered 2 tankers of spirit and cans used to steal the spirit. The accused used to sell it to reportedly making fake liquor out of it. The Talwara police have registered an FIR in this regard under sections 328, 379, 380 and the Excise Act against the accused. The investigation is going on and major revelations are expected in the case with the inclusion of more accused.
The CIA staff received information while patrolling near Adda Ambi that some people were taking out the spirit from the tankers behind a Dhaba near Baringali Khadd. These people used the said spirit to make fake liquor and sell it as high-quality liquor.
The identity of those booked in the case was confirmed as Gurwinder Singh, a resident of Jhugian village under police station Julka, district Patiala, Dara Khan, a resident of Gadri Nagar, Shambhu, Patiala, Rakesh alias Baba, a resident of Gangwal, under police station Indora District Kangra Himachal Pradesh, Narinder alias Rinku, a resident of Sohal village, under police station Dhariwal, district Gurdaspur, Gurcharan Singh alias Sinta, a resident of Tanda Chudian under Police Station Hajipur and Dinesh, a resident of Dinanagar, District Gurdaspur. According to the FIR registered in this regard, earlier in Tarn Taran, there were deaths due to similar spirit and spurious liquor. The accused had formed a gang in collusion with the tanker drivers who used to carry spirit from factories in Sansarpur Terrace in Himachal Pradesh and took out the spirit and made fake liquor, sold it to the people faking it as high-quality liquor. The police have registered a case against the accused.
Sub Inspector Nirmal Singh of CIA, who had conducted the raid, confirmed the action taken by the CIA but declined to share any details.
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