Press Reporter News Service
Rohtak, October 11
The CM Flying Squad seized round 40,000 litre extra-neutral alcohol (ENA) from a dhaba on the Rohtak-Gohana highway close to Kanhi village right here within the wee hours of Sunday.
The ENA was introduced right here from NV Distillery, Rajpura (Punjab), and was to be provided to numerous locations in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan for allegedly making sub-standard liquor.
A number of individuals, together with two dhaba proprietor brothers had been arrested whereas interrogation was underneath strategy to discover out these concerned within the racket. The group additionally recovered Rs 1.5 lakh from their possession, stated DSP Ajit Singh, head of the squad.
“We obtained info that ENA is being saved at a dhaba and is provided to totally different locations from after filling it in small containers. Later, the ENA is utilized in making sub-standard liquor. Appearing on the tip-off, we together with officers of police and Excise division carried out a raid at Bhole ka Dhaba round 2 am on Sunday and located two tankers stationed there,” stated the DSP.
He maintained one of many tankers was loaded with the ENA and 17 labourers had been filling the ENA in small containers, whereas the second was already emptied. After the labourers stated they had been compelled to take action, labour inspector Dilawar Singh was referred to as on the spot. The dhaba homeowners—Sandeep alias Pillu and his brother Kuldeep of Rukhi village—had been current there, he stated, including that the ENA was a inflammable product therefore its storage in massive amount was a criminal offense within the eyes of regulation.
“On interrogation, the brothers stated additionally they used to pilfer ENA from distilleries in Bhopal, Karnal and Ambala in addition to Punjab and provided it to totally different locations by filling it to plastic containers. The unlawful commerce was being run for the previous couple of years. The dhaba homeowners used to deliver ENA to Rohtak within the night time and likewise provide it underneath the quilt of darkness,” stated sources.
Paramjit Singh, in-charge, Police Publish, Ghillour, stated a case underneath Sections 273, 285, 420, 467, 468, 471 of the IPC in addition to the Excise and Labour Act has been registered in opposition to the dhaba homeowners and a few others on the grievance of Sub inspector Satpal and Excise Inspector Umesh.