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Major crackdown against illegal liquor mafiyas

Major crackdown against illegal liquor mafiyas

Greater Noida: In a major crackdown against illegal liquor mafiyas, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police have busted an illegal liquor making factory from Badalpur area in Greater Noida. Cops said that the gang used to produce adulterated liquor and supply it after packing in imported bottles to Gautam Buddh Nagar and nearby districts. Police have arrested two persons and have sealed the premises.

According to police, the arrested accused have been identified as Sunil Kumar and Gaurav Gupta, both natives of Sihani Gate area in Ghaziabad. Police have recovered 40 empty drums, one drum with 180 liters of liquor worth Rs 20 lakhs, large quantity of labels of imported liquor, bar codes and empty bottles. Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the gang used to pack adulterated liquor in the bottles and supply them after pasting the label of imported liquor brands on these bottles.

"Upon interrogating the arrested persons, they told police that they used to produce liquor as well as smuggle cheap liquor from other states. The adulterated liquor was filled in bottles with labels pasted on it and were packed in such a way that it looks similar like an imported liquor bottle. These bottles were then supplied to local and markets of nearby district through private cars. Also they had produced labels which display only for sale in Uttar Pradesh," said Krishna.

"It also came to light that the owner of premises, Devendra Yadav was also involved in illegal liquor trading. Police have sealed the premises and have arrested two of their gang members. Two accused persons are still absconding and we have launched a manhunt to nab them as well" the officer added.

In another incident, Gautam Buddh Nagar police have also arrested two accused from Jarchha and Dadri area with over 1500 liquor cartoons worth Rs 65 lakhs.

"The accused persons, identified as Manjeet Jaat and Anil, both natives of Haryana were arrested with Arunachal Pradesh made liquor which was supposed to be supplied in Bihar from Haryana," a senior police officer said.

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