June 14, 2019 08:06 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Haryana Police has seized 219 boxes of illicit Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in Panipat district, which was being smuggled in a truck.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Police Department said that Police has arrested driver of the truck and helper, who have been identified as Sahzad and Kamru, both resident of district Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The seized liquor was being smuggled to Bihar.

He said that a police team got secret information that a truck (bearing UP registration number) carrying illicit liquor concealed under soap boxes is going towards Delhi from Karnal side. After getting a tip-off, the team immediately swung into action and signaled a truck at a naka to stop. After seeing the Police, the driver accelerated the vehicle and tries to run away. Police chased the vehicle, stopped it at a short distance and arrested both accused. On checking the vehicle, 219 boxes of IMFL hidden under soap boxes were recovered.

During preliminary interrogation, accused revealed that they were carrying seized liquor from Karnal to Bihar for smuggling. A case under relevant sections of IPC and Excise Act had been registered against the accused. Both were taken on remand by producing them in the Court.


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