Excise officers to go to Rajpura after sealing of unlawful liquor manufacturing unit

Tribune News Service
Patiala, December 9

Senior excise officials will visit Rajpura and hold a meeting with local officials concerning the illegal liquor manufacturing unit that was sealed on Tuesday.

Patiala SSP Vikramjeet Duggal suspended SHO City Rajpura for his “laxity” and a show-cause notice was served to DSP Rajpura for their failure to act against the illegal unit.

Excise officials are expected to ask local officials to identify the source of ENA that was also confiscated from the spot.

Excise Department, Punjab had on Tuesday evening unearthed a spurious manufacturing unit of country-made liquor at Rajpura.

Joint Commissioner of Excise, Naresh Dubey, had said that from the manufacturing unit cum godown, a tanker of Extra Neutral Thanol (20000 litres), 43 cases of illegal Country Made Liquor (with labelling to Punjab Rasila Santra), labels, corks and sealing machine has been recovered.

AIG (Excise Police) APS Ghumman and SP Pritipal Singh who were accompanying the excise officials in this raid, said that two persons, one Dipesh Grover, a resident of Rajpura and another Karaj Singh resident of Shamaspur were arrested. Besides, a tank having distilled illegal liquor was recovered, they added.

Excise Officials and police said that they were working on a tip-off.

Sources confirmed that the excise officials will now probe the role of two contractors who own a liquor Venda and were instrumental in buying the bulk of this fake liquor being produced using ENA.

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