Kerala Excise Department seized 530 litres of illicit liquor and 45 litres of arrack in Wayanad on Sunday.
Earlier, the Excise Department had seized 34 litres of spirit brought to make spurious liquor in Munnar.
Such seizures come at a time when in most areas of the country, liquor shops remain closed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown on March 24 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
With suicide cases being reported from various parts of Kerala after liquor sales were stopped in the state following the lockdown, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had directed the Excise Department to provide liquor to those with a prescription from a doctor. The Kerala High Court later stayed the state government's order.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.