Ghaziabad police cracks down on illegal liquor, wanted criminals
Ghaziabad: In the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Ghaziabad police has made a major crackdown on illicit liquor and wanted criminals within past 24 hours and seized around 10,050 litres of illegal liquor from various police station areas of the district, while eight persons were also arrested during the drive against liquor mafiyas. Cops said over three dozen other criminals, who were wanted in various cases of heinous crimes, were also arrested by police.
According to police, the drive was undertaken keeping in mind the upcoming elections where sale and distribution of illegal liquor goes up.
"Amid the drive against ferrying of illegal liquor in the district ahead of elections, police teams from different police stations pursued vigilant checking and arrested eight persons with over 10,000 litres of liquor from four police station areas. The largest amount of illegal liquor was seized by police station Masuri where two person were arrested with a truck carrying 805 boxes of Haryana-based liquor bottles costing around Rs 70 lakhs," said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad.
The officer further informed that in Muradnagar police station area, two persons were arrested while police managed to recover 30 boxes with 180 litres of Arunachal based illegal liquor from two cars. "Around 141 litres of Haryana based liquor was recovered by Loni border police while 72 litres of illegal liquor was seized by Sihani Gate police," added Kumar.
"All the police units have been asked to remain vigilant about ferrying of liquor and keeping a special watch on the SUVs and mini trucks that can be used to transport smaller quantities of illegal liquor. A closer watch on major inter-state transit points will be done in coordination with other police units," said Kumar.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 19 persons who are booked under gangster act while seven persons under sections of arms act were also arrested by police.
"Tightening noose on wanted criminals, police teams from around all the police stations of the district conducted raids and arrested a total of 26 persons under gangster and arms act. All these accused were wanted in criminal activities such as chain snatching, robbery, cow slaughter and illegal weapons. Apart from this, 17 wanted criminals were also arrested for heinous criminal activities such as murder, rape, kidnapping and dowry death," the officer informed.