300 cartons of liquor seized in Fatehgarh Sahib

300 cartons of liquor seized in Fatehgarh Sahib

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, December 3

The Excise Division, Fatehgarh Sahib, and the Excise Police have seized 300 cartons of the smuggled Indian-Made Overseas Liquor (IMFL) with an estimated worth of Rs 7 lakh, which have been being smuggled from Chandigarh to Punjab.

A spokesperson of the division stated the police have been conducting car checks close to Madhopur within the district on late final night when it intercepted a car PB03BH 1683. He stated 300 cartons of the IMFL marked as “on the market in Chandigarh solely” have been discovered hid within the car.

Liquor of three manufacturers have been recovered. He stated an FIR had been registered below the Excise Act and an individual arrested on the spot.

The spokesperson additional added that Finance, Excise and Taxation Minister Harpal Singh Cheema had directed the division to probe the case so {that a} strict motion might be taken in opposition to the individuals concerned within the liquor smuggling. “The minister has directed the division to observe zero tolerance in opposition to illicit liquor commerce”, stated the spokesperson.

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