Punjab’s Excise Division breaks nexus of unlawful bottling of scotch liquor
CHANDIGARH: An organized module of liquor smugglers was busted by Excise division, Punjab and district police Fatehgarh Sahib. The gang was concerned in filling smuggled low-cost liquor from Chandigarh into costly imported Scotch manufacturers. 4 members of gang had been arrested with pretend liquor, which incorporates 4 circumstances of Chivas Regal, 4 circumstances of Glenlivet and a pair of circumstances of Gold label reserve.
Excise Commissioner Varun Roojam reiterated that the Punjab Authorities has zero tolerance coverage so far as smuggling of liquor or any criminal activity referring to Excise is worried. He stated that motion could be taken as per regulation towards the accused.
Divulging the small print, Joint Excise commissioner Naresh Dubey knowledgeable that secret data was obtained that an organized gang is concerned in smuggling low-cost liquor from Chandigarh into Punjab and additional fill it in bottles of pricey scotch manufacturers. With the coordinated efforts of Particular Operation Group (SOG) of Excise division and district police Fatehgarh sahib intelligence inputs had been gathered
Two days again, the crew received a tip that the accused Kundan visht S/O Mohan Singh R/O H. No. 226, Village Kajhedi, Chandigarh will likely be supplying the pretend scotch liquor alongside along with his gang members. To be able to catch the accused crimson handed, groups of particular operations group of Excise and Police swung into motion and particular nakabandi was carried out. The groups received success when two vehicles Tata Tiago CH01BV9460 and Swift HR51BD5918 had been intercepted on naka close to khamano and 4 members of gang Kundan Visht, Harshwardan S/o Satishwer Parshad R/o H.No. 19, Defence Colony Ambala, Pardeep Singh S/o Jagdev Singh R/o Village Naryangarh, District Jeend, Haryana and Jasmin Kaur D/o Rajveer Singh R/o Sangrur had been arrested from the spot. The crew discovered 4 circumstances of Chivas regal, 4 circumstances of Glenlivet and a pair of circumstances of Gold label reserve within the consignment being ferried.
Throughout interrogation the gang members additional revealed that they smuggle low-cost liquor from Chandigarh and fill it in costly scotch empty bottles at their rented residence. Later, the crew raided the rented residence of Pardeep Singh and Jasmin Kaur in Madanpur, District Mohali and recovered 2 circumstances of Excessive Pace (on the market in Chandigarh), 2 circumstances of King Gold (on the market in Chandigarh), 1 case of U.Okay. no. 1 (on the market in Chandigarh), 150 empty bottles of U.Okay. no. 1(on the market in Chandigarh), 21 empty bottles of Excessive velocity whisky, 3 empty bottles of Singleton whisky, 5 empty bottles of Black label Johny walker, 14 empty bottles of Blue label, 5 cartons of Glenlivet, 2 cartons of Black canine gold, 1 carton of Glenfiddich 15 years and Caps of Glenlivet, Glenfiddich & Black label manufacturers.
Throughout investigation, the accused additionally admitted that they purchase empty bottles of scotch manufacturers from completely different scrap sellers of Mohali and Ludhiana space and they’re additionally concerned on this racket. The police groups are on pursuit of those sellers and their premises are being raided to arrest them.
An FIR No.60, dated 26-05-2022 was received registered at Khamano Police Station towards Kundan Visht, Harshwardan, Pardeep Singh and Jasmin Kaur beneath Part 61/1/14 and 78(2) of Punjab Excise Act and Sections 420 and 120-B of IPC