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32 bootleggers held in 3 districts

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Tribune News Service

Mansa, August 3

Continuing its crackdown on illicit liquor trade, the police on Monday arrested 32 more bootleggers in three districts.

The Mansa police have nabbed 19 persons and claimed to recover 1,170 litres of lahan, two working apparatus and 509 bottles of liquor along with a car and two motorcycles.

Mansa SSP Surendra Lamba said they got a tip-off that Amritpal Singh alias Pali, a resident of Samao, and Gora Singh, a resident of Dirba were bringing liquor from Haryana in a car. He said their aide Ram Singh was moving ahead of them on a motorcycle. He said the police seized 360 bottles of illicit liquor.

In another case, the police recovered 500 litres of lahan from Jarnail Singh Jailly, a resident of Nangal Kalan, 200 litres of lahan from Jagdev Singh, a resident of Khilan, and 150 litres of lahan from Babbi Singh, a resident of Tamkot.

Fazilka: The police arrested five persons and recovered 2,525 litre 'lahan' from Mahalam village. The village, situated in the Jalalabad segment of Fazilka district, is considered a safe haven for bootleggers as distillation is still going on unabated here.

"Some bootleggers have dug concrete trenches to conceal liquor in their houses. We have destroyed the trenches several times and recovered a huge quantity of liquor but they again raised the structures," said Palvinder Singh Sandhu, DSP, Jalalabad.

Chhinder Singh, sarpanch of the village, said as per a survey conducted on Sunday, of the total 463 families, only 42 were presently involved in the illegal trade.

DSP Palvinder Singh said the police was extending assistance to the panchayat but despite registering cases and organising seminars, many were not ready to leave the lucrative business.

Ropar: The police have destroyed 2,000 litres of lahan and several stills in Thaluh village on Himachal border today. Besides 1,200 litres of lahan stored in drums was seized by the police.

Raminder Singh Kahlon, DSP, said 70 cops searched different areas in Anandpur Sahib, Nangal, Kiratpur Sahib and Nurpur Bedi. He said the police personnel found several stills in the the forest area of Thaluh village.

Hoshiarpur: The police have seized 1,259 litres of illicit liquor from eight persons. SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said they had confiscated 1,259 litres of illicit liquor from Dasuya, Tanda, Hoshiarpur and Garhshankar.

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