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Liquor worth Rs 46 lakh seized in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

In twin cases, police busted an inter-state liquor smuggling gang, seized 1,472 cartons of illicit liquor worth Rs 46 lakh, and arrested five people in this connection from and district in on Monday.

A team from station intercepted a truck at Harsoli check-post in district and seized 472 cartons of illicit liquor worth Rs 26 lakh and one pistol, they said.

Two accused, Kaptan Singh and Tarabu, were arrested and interrogated, Senior of Police (SSP) Muzaffarnagar, Sudhir Kumar said.

During the interrogation, it was revealed that the liquor was being smuggled to from Haryana, he said. The gang was involved in smuggling liquor to various states including Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Bihar, he added.

In another incident, police seized 1,000 cartons of illicit liquor worth Rs 20 lakh after intercepting a truck at Titoli check-post in district.

Three men identified as Sukhwinder, sevak and Mahinder were arrested, of Police (SP), Shamli, said.

Two separate cases have been registered in this connection and the matter is being probed further, police said.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 20:40 IST