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Three bootleggers arrested, 29 cartons illicit liquor seized

Three bootleggers arrested, 29 cartons illicit liquor seized

New Delhi: Keeping pace with the special drive to curb transportation and bootleggers of illicit liquor before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Police said on Monday that teams from the North and North-East district arrested three bootleggers and recovered 29 cartons of illicit liquor containing over 1,400 quarter bottles over the last two days. The arrests were made by staff from Wazirabad and Subzi Mandi police stations in the North District, and Nand Nagri police station in North-east district, according to a police statement.

Police said that on Sunday they received a tip-off about transportation of illicit liquor through Pusta road in a Hyundai Santro car. Based on this information, police teams set a trap and noticed the suspected vehicle and stopped it. When asked to produce papers for the car, the accused failed to explain why he didn't have them. After checking, police said they recovered 15 cartons of illicit liquor and identified the culprit as one Mrityunjay Kumar (24). They also seized the car used to commit the crime.

On the same day, while stationed at a picket checkpoint near the T-point of Khanna Market Tis Hazari, staff from Subzi Mandi police station noticed a motorcycle without number plates. Police said the suspect looked back at the picket staff while passing them, which resulted in his arrest after a short chase. The suspect identified as one Mahavir (25) was carrying a plastic bag with 200 quarter bottles of illicit liquor. Police also found that the motorcycle Mahavir was riding, one Hyundai Passion X Pro, was reported stolen at Karol Bagh police station.

In addition to this, police also said that a team from North-East district arrested one other bootlegger, identified as Devender (28), with one stolen scooty and 10 cartons of illicit liquor containing 500 quarter bottles, from Ashok Dhaba in Nand Nagri area.

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