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Illicit liquor worth Rs 3 lakh seized by excise department sleuths in MP

The sleuths have seized spurious liquor worth Rs 3 lakh (Representative Image).&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

Key Highlights

    • The excise department officials in Madhya Pradesh have seized illicit liquor worth Rs 3 lakh
    • The sleuths conducted multiple raids after illicit liquor proved to be fatal for some locals

Indore: The Indore excise department on Saturday recovered illicit liquor worth Rs 3 lakh after conducting multiple raids. The recoveries were made one day after the department arrested a man named Hemant Sharma from his residence and seized illicit liquor worth around Rs 7 lakh. 

While interrogating Sharma, the officials learned about other persons involved in the illegal business and zeroed in on Sunil Notwani. A resident of Sindhi Colony, Notwani had allegedly been hiding 12 bottles of different liquor brands.

During the raid, the officials managed to recover the alcohol but could not get a hold of Notwani. The officials arrested Notwani’s brother Shiv and started questioning him.

Cops seized 12 bottles during one raid 

Following this raid, the officials went to Suresh Keswani’s house in the same colony and recovered 23.25 litres of foreign liquor. Later, the sleuths raided Nitin Kadra and Jiya Pariyani’s houses. From there, they seized around 12 bottles of foreign brand liquor, The Times of India reported.

People only allowed to keep 4 bottles of liquor  

Raj Narayan Soni, assistant excise commissioner said, “We have seized illicit liquor worth around Rs 3 lakh from four places while Shiv, Suresh, Jiya and Nitin along with Sharma are being interrogated. ” As per the Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, a person can only keep four bottles of liquor and 12 bottles of beer.

Notwani had allegedly been working for Sharma and used to deliver illicit liquor to clients at their homes. The excise department took cognisance of deaths caused to illicit liquor and started conducting research. As part of its probe, the department also collected samples from bars and sent them for examination.

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