Police crackdown on hooch
Country made liquor seized, 4 held
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 12: Police said it had intensified its crackdown against hooch which was threatening lives of poor villagers in the suburbs of Jammu city.
According to police, number of people in villages, were engaged in the production of spurious liquor against whom police had launched a massive campaign and their activities were being closely monitored.
In the latest crackdown, police have rounded up one person accused of manufacturing and selling spurious liquor from Satwari area here. The cops have also sought assistance from public and NGOs in the crackdown against such elements.
“In a special drive, 43 pouches of country made liquor, three quarter of 180 ml of whisky and some other material were recovered by a team in Giddar Galian area”, Officiating Station House Officer Satwari Reyaz Iqbal Tantray, Dy SP (Probationary) told Greater Kashmir.
He said one person has been arrested so far, who was identified as Satpal son of Babu Ram of Giddar Galian, Satwari.
The officer said that complaints were coming from the adjoining areas about the smuggling of country made liquor which was not only a loss to the state exchequer, but was also threatening lives of people.
“We are also carrying awareness campaigns asking people to stay away from spurious liquor,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, police said that it recovered 72 pouches of illicit liquor from the possession of Sanjay Kumar son of Krishan Chand of Barian, Udhampur at Slathia Chowk. A case has been registered against him and investigation was going on.
In another raid, 90 pouches of country made liquor were recovered from the possession of two persons. The accused were identified as Vijay Kumar son of Dharam Chand resident of Salagar Ramnagar and Vijay Kumar son of Bhagat Ram resident of Upper Thanou Udhampur.
The traditional country-made or spurious liquor is made by using jaggery, alum, ammonium chloride and choice of essence for a good flavour.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Feb 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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