Two held for transporting 6,000 bottles of illicit liquor to neighbouring states
New Delhi: Even as the Bihar government had announced a total ban on liquor sale in the State, many illegal liquor mafias continued to send liquors in to the state, specially from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana.
On the eve of New Year, personnel of South East Delhi Police seized over 6,000 quarter bottles of illicit liquor from near Moolchand flyover with the arrest of two persons.
The bottles were supposed to send to Bihar, a Delhi police officer said.
The arrestees have been identified as Amit, son of a retired Indian Army personal and other Sagar, whose grandfather was also an Army man.
The arrest was made by Special staff of South East district police near Moolchand flyover.
Speaking about the arrest, DCP (South East) Chinmoy Biswal told Millennium Post on Monday that earlier a police team had signaled two Innova cars to stop but both the drivers, instead, kept on pressing the accelerator and did not stop.
The team then chased them in their vehicle and finally intercepted both the cars and recovered the liquor.
The officer said they were taking the liquor to Bihar where there is total ban.
The price is very high in the State and they wanted to earn more profit.
The DCP said the accused were working under one Suresh Pandit who is a liquor mafia head in Western UP. He repotedly supplies liquor in parts of UP and Bihar.
"Both the accused persons used to procure liquor from a godown in Gurgaon as per demand from their boss, Pandit. Accordingly, they used to cover the cartons with a bed sheet.
"They used ring road to transport the consignment from Gurgaon to Noida and they used to drive during night hours," said the DCP.