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Foreign beer, liquor smuggling racket unearthed, 2 arrested in Zirakpur

Press Reporter News Service

Mohali, September 30

With the arrest of two individuals, the police and the Excise Division right now claimed to have busted an organised module of worldwide beer and liquor smuggling racket within the district. As many as 201 cartons of imported liquor and 1,400 cartons of imported beer have been seized.

The suspects have been recognized as Vishawajeet Singh Dhindsa and Sumo.

Divulging particulars, Naresh Dubey, Joint Excise Commissioner, Punjab, mentioned that they had obtained secret data that some individuals have been concerned in smuggling bottled-in-origin (BIO) manufacturers and imported liquor into Punjab evading excise obligation and different levies, which triggered an enormous loss to the state exchequer. He mentioned performing on the tip-off, joint groups of the Excise Division and the Mohali police have been fashioned underneath DSP Bikramjeet Brar and excise officer Sarupinder Singh.

On the intervening evening of Wednesday and Thursday, the groups received a tip-off {that a} consignment of unlawful liquor was being introduced in a Mahindra pick-up, which was coming in direction of the Zirakpur space. The pick-up was being escorted by Vishawajeet Singh in Mahindra Scorpio.

Nakas have been laid in Zirakpur the place each autos have been stopped and the 2 suspects apprehended. On checking, the pick-up was discovered laden with 201 circumstances of imported liquor for which the suspects couldn’t produce any legitimate doc.

Additional investigation led to the restoration of 1,400 circumstances of illegally smuggled liquor manufacturers equivalent to Senior Boke and Moller, which have been illegally hidden at numerous hideouts of the suspects and godowns within the Lalru and Khizrabad areas of Mohali district.

A case underneath Sections 61-1-14 of the Excise Act and Sections 420, 468 and 120-B of the IPC was registered on the Zirakpur police station.

Supervising the operation, “Pink Rose”, Rajat Agarwal, Excise Commissioner, Punjab, mentioned the 2 suspects disclosed that they used to import liquor and beer from Spain and Romania and additional distribute it in Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Telangana and Karnataka.

Operation ‘Pink Rose’

Whereas supervising the operation “Pink Rose”, Rajat Agarwal, Excise Commissioner, Punjab, mentioned through the preliminary investigation, the 2 suspects disclosed that they used to import liquor and beer from Spain and Romania and additional distribute it in Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Telangana and Karnataka. He mentioned all the chain of ahead and backward linkages was being pursued expeditiously. If any liquor contractor was discovered concerned on this racket, strict motion could be initiated in opposition to him, the official mentioned.

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