VIJAYAWADA: A constable and another man were arrested on Thursday for allegedly smuggling liquor from Telangana in a patrol vehicle at Dachepalli check-post in Guntur district on Wednesday night.
The accused constable, identified as Shravan Kumar and attached to Vadapalli police station, was apprehended while he was attempting to bypass the security by driving the patrol vehicle. He was arrested when cops found 650 bottles of liquor in the patrol vehicle. Koteswara Rao, a notorious liquor smuggler from Narasaraopet, who was in the vehicle was also arrested.
Cops said there were allegations of liquor smuggling against Shravan in the past as well which prompted them to search the vehicle when it was transiting the check-post. A case under relevant sections of AP Excise (Amendment) Act 2020 has been filed against the two at Dachepalli police station. Meanwhile, a departmental inquiry has been initiated against the accused constable who has been placed under suspension.