Kangra (July 1): More than three-and-a-half lakh millilitre of illicit country liquor was seized by Kangra Police during raids conducted in different localities, and five people including a woman were arrested.
Kangra district police chief Daljeet Singh Thakur yesterday told HimVani that 36 boxes carrying 3,24,000 ml country liquor was seized during a raid in the wee hours at Purana Matour area, in the outskirts of this town. He said the recovery was made from the possession of Avtar Singh alias Pappu, a resident of village Purana Matour. A case under different sections of Excise Act has been registered against Avtar Singh, who was arrested following the seizer, the SSP said.
The SSP said in remaining four raids, 11,250 ml of illicit liquor was seized from two places at Thatholi, besides 16,000 ml were seized from Ghatot and 7,000 ml from Ranchi Mod yesterday. He said Sushma Devi and Krishen, both residents of Thatholi, Balwant Singh, a resident of Charoori, and Charan Jeet, a resident of
Damtal, were arrested under Excise Act in this connection.