JAMMU, Jan 29: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 offences/ crimes in this regard.
Under the 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 Ghati and Tanda areas of Kathua district and in the process more than fifteen hundred kilo grams of Lahan was recovered and destroyed. Excise sleuths under the command of ETO, Kathua Sh. Sandeep Gupta and ETO, Eradication, Jammu Mr. Suresh Sharma carried the raids.
In Kishtwar district raids were conducted by Excise sleuths under the command of and ETO, Doda- Kishtwar-Ramban Range in Drabba area and in the process 100 kg of Lahan was recovered and destroyed.