1.33L litres of lahan seized in three districts of Punjab - ECAS Punjab

1.33L litres of lahan seized in three districts of Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 10

Joint teams of the Excise Department and the police on Monday destroyed 1.33 lakh litres of lahan in Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts.

A spokesperson for the Excise Department said the joint teams destroyed 1,33,500 litres of lahan in a major operation in the three districts. Approximately 1,25,000 litres of lahan was seized and destroyed in Ferozepur and Tarn Taran districts.

Around 6,500 litres lahan was seized from Mahalam in Jalalabaad of Fazilka district and 2,000 litres from Ferozepur district. The spokesperson said a raid was conducted in the enclaves of confluence of the Sutlej and Beas at Harike. Around 1.25 lakh litres of lahan was recovered along with 26 plastic tarpaulins and 10 iron drums. The raiding team destroyed the lahan and got an FIR registered at the Harike police station.

Similarly, an excise team along with the police also conducted a raid at Mahalam village (Jalalabad) and seized 70 bottles of illicit liquor along with 6,500 litres of Lahan. The team destroyed the lahan in the fields.

The spokesperson further said that a joint operation was also held in Ferozepur. A team conducted a raid at Dhani Dariya Wali village and seized 2,000 litres of lahan. Subsequently, the team destroyed the lahan in the fields and started the process of registering the case. "Action against illegal liquor will continue in the coming days till the state is not made free from this scourge," added the spokesperson.

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