Over 4,000 litres of liquor on its way to Bihar seized, 3 held
New Delhi: For bootleggers, supplying liquor to the dry state of Bihar remains a highly profitable enterprise. Each successful trip to Bihar means a profit of around Rs 10 lakh for the bootleggers.
During every trip, a car would to accompany the liquor consignment, loaded in a truck, to Bihar. The car would first check the road and after ensuring there was no police patrolling, it would signal the truck to move forward.
This revelation was made by three accused, who were arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police near Kaya Maya Hospital bus stand in south east Delhi on Monday.
The accused have been identified as Jitender (38), Kuldeep (49) and Vinod Ram (29), police said on Thursday. A modified truck, laden with 440 cartons of illicit premium whiskey, has been seized from their possession. Ten days ago, the three accused had bought a new truck and modified it for transporting liquor.
The bust was conducted by the Inter-Border Gangs Investigation Squad of Crime Branch, formed under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Bhisham Singh.
Police said that the accused have links with a liquor supplying syndicate being run by Haryana liquor baron Dalbir Maan.
They added that prime accused Jitender (38) used to earn around Rs 10 lakh for each delivery to Bihar and earned Rs 30-40 lakh each month.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ajit Singla said that Kuldeep and Vinod were arrested on Monday, along with the truck. On their instance, Jitender – who had escaped when his associates were caught – was nabbed as well.
When cops checked the truck, they found it to be found loaded with course construction aggregate. On removing some of the aggregates, a cover was found. Beneath this cover was a massive consignment of 440 cartons containing about 4,000 litres of illicit liquor.
"On interrogation, the accused Jitender revealed that the seized liquor was illegally procured by him from the liquor godown of Dalbir Maan in Gurugram," police said.
They further claimed that Jitender carried out safe transportation to Bihar and made 100 per cent profit on each consignment. A whiskey bottle costing Rs 500 in Delhi is sold at Rs 1,500 or more in Bihar.