EXCISE TEAMS LAUNCHES CRACKDOWN IN HARIKE AREA, SEIZES 1,25,000 LITRES OF LAHAN, MANUFECTURING UNIT, 26 PLASTIC TARPAULINS AND 10 IRON DRUMS
JOINT TEAMS OF FEROZEPUR AND TARANTARAN EXCISE WINGS TAKE STRINGENT ACTION AT CONFLUENCE POINT OF SATLUJ AND BEAS RIVERS
FEROZEPUR, AUGUST 10:
Further tightening the noose against the illegal liquor trade and hooch dens, the joint teams of Excise Department of Ferozepur and Tarantaran divisions on Monday morning during a major crackdown seized 1,25,000 litres of Lahan along with 26 plastic Tarpaulins and 10 iron drums. F.I.R. has been lodged against the bootlegger in Police Station Harike.
Giving details about the crackdown, Deputy Commissioner Excise J.S. Brar said that under zero tolerance policy against illicit liquor trade, teams of Excise Department conducted raids in the areas at the confluence point of river Beas and Satluj at Harike and seized and destroy 1,25,000 litres of Lahan along with one manufecturing unit (Bhatti), 26 Tarpaulins and 10 iron drums, which were being used for manufacturing and storage of Lahan.
He said that the teams had launched the search operations at early in the morning adding he said that the raids were led by ETO (Excise)Ferozepur Karambir Singh Mahla accompanied by ETO Excise Tarantaran Manveer Butter, Excise Inspector Amanbir Singh and Ashok Kumar. Range Officer of Harike bird sanctuary Kanwarjit Sigh was also present there. He said that the department taking further action has booked the bootlegger.
The Deputy Commissioner Excise categorically said that the illegal liquor trade would be dealt with heavy hand and the people indulged in such practices would not be spared at any cost.