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4 held for booze theft

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Fatehgarh Sahib, May 19

The district police claimed to have busted a gang of thieves and arrested four persons for stealing liquor from the godown of a wine contractor.

DSP Raminder Singh Kahlon said a special team succeeded in nabbing one Gursewak Singh, a resident of Sirhind, and recovered 32 boxes of english wine and Rs76,000 from him. During interrogation, two more persons, identified as Baljinder Singh and Rakesh Kumar, both residents of Sirhind, were named.

He said one more person, identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, had been arrested. Name of four more persons had surfaced and raids were being conducted to nab them.

A total of 36 boxes of whisky and Rs76,000 was recovered from the accused.

10 FIRs in Muktsar

Muktsar: After CM Capt Amarinder Singh directed the police to crackdown on all kinds of liquor smuggling, bootlegging and illicit distillation of liquor, the district police have registered 10 cases under the Excise Act and seized a huge quantity of liquor in the last two days. A police officer said a number of illegal distilleries and hooch have been destroyed, but the accused managed to flee.

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