AMBALA: With the arrests of 29 accused persons so far – 12 in Ambala and 17 in Yamunanagar districts, the police claimed to have broken the entire network involved in the recent case of manufacturing of spurious liquor at an illegal factory near Dhanaura village in Mullana area. The spurious liquor supplied from this illegal factory claimed 20 lives in Haryana

18 in Yamunanagar district and two in Ambala. The Ambala police revealed that 10 drums (200 litres each) of ethanol used to manufacture the spurious liquor was procured by main accused Ankit alias Mogli of Ugala village, from a factory in Kambopura village in Karnal

Ambala superintendent of police (SP) Jashandeep Singh Randhawa shared latest developments in this case on Friday.

Ambala SP said that as the case was of extremely sensitive nature, therefore, specialised crime units were tasked to investigate under a special investigation team (SIT). We have arrested all the main accused persons involved in manufacturing of spurious liquor, including the suppliers of raw material and distributors, the SP said.

“During interrogation of the arrested persons, it came to light that to manufacture liquor, Ankit alias Mogli, had set up the entire illegal factory and looked after its operations.
Ankit procured 10 drums of ethanol in Rs 2 lakh from Anshul Garg through his contact Ramandeep alias Deepu of Qalandri Gate, Karnal. Ramandeep worked at a medicine factory in Karnal and earlier he also sold sanitizers on part time basis in 2020-21, due to which, he
had contact with a factory owner (Anshul Garg) in Kambopura, Karnal where ethanol was used to manufacture sanitizers. Ethanol procured from Anshul was used to manufacture liquor illegally”, said SP Jashandeep Singh.

He said both Ramandeep and Anshul were also arrested on November 15 and 16, respectively. The SP said Ankit was arrested on November 13 and taken on 6-day remand.

“During remand, Ankit revealed that he was earlier caught running an illegal liquor factory in Saha area of Ambala in 2021. Ankit told that in the recent past, he came in contact with (gangster) Monu Rana (alias Shamsher Singh) and his accomplices when he was lodged in a NDPS case in Kurukshetra jail. They decided to restart the work manufacturing illegal liquor through Monu Rana’s accomplices, said SP Ambala.

The SP added that they also arrested some more distributors who were part of the spurious liquor making process including Vikram Rana of Duliyani village and Mohit of Adhoya village. The bottles were procured by Ankit from a factory in Kala Amb, Himachal Pradesh and liquor brand stickers/labels were prepared from Ravinderpal alias Bablu of Delhi, who was also arrested on November 15.

SP Ambala said some of the main accused are in custody of Yamunanagar police including Pradeep, Kapil Pandit, Gaurav of Thamber village, who all are close associates of Monu Rana and keep their interference on his behalf in many liquor contracts. “We will soon arrest Monu Rana and his accomplices on production warrant for further investigation”, said SP Jashandeep Singh.

Three more arrested in Yamunanagar Yamunanagar police made three more arrests, taking the number of total arrests in cases of spurious liquor to 17 in this district. Yamunanagar police spokesman Chamkaur Singh said the CIA-II unit arrested Sushil alias Tinku of
Bhatli, Amarnath of Nachraun and Vishal Rana of Gogni.

He said that both Sushil and Amarnath were both partners in liquor vend while Vishal invested his money in illegal liquor business.

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