JAMMU, Jan 27: In order to curb the menace of illicit distillation of liquor, illegal smuggling of liquor from other States, the J&K Excise Department has intensified raids/ checking of various locations/premises to check the offences/ crimes being committed.
Under active supervision of Excise Commissioner, J&K Mr. T. Angchuk and Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu Mr. Shahid Saleem, raids were conducted in district Jammu and Kathua to arrest the menace of illicit distillation. Raids were conducted in Jakhbar Dambra, Mirpurjaggu, Sitdyal areas of Kathua district and in the process more than four hundred kilo grams of Lahan was recovered and destroyed. Excise sleuths under the command of ETO, Kathua Sandeep Gupta carried out raids.
In R.S. Pura and Akhnoor area of Jammu district raids were conducted by Excise sleuths under the command of ETO, Eradication Suresh and ETO, South Excise Range, Nayeem 1500 kg Lahan, four bottles of illicit liquor and one bootlegger namely Santosh Singh son of Ram Singh R/o Tacharwan (Nardi) was arrested under Excise Act, 1958.