A special team of the Haryana Chief Minister’s Flying Squad conducted surprise raids at over 600 places across the state to check the manufacturing of spurious products, including illicit liquor, illegal plying of passenger and transport vehicles, and registered cases against those involved in such unauthorized activities.

As many as 312 criminal cases have been registered by the team at different police stations nabbing over 200 persons while more are expected to be nabbed soon in this regard. 

Disclosing this on Wednesday, inspector general of police (IGP), CID, Anil Rao, said the team seized 30 tonne of adulterated dhesi ghee and 68 tonne of oil. Besides, samples have also been collected from factories manufacturing various food items and sent for lab-testing.

Apart from these, the team also busted a gang in Karnal involved in illegal trade of block oil and detected cases of power theft during the raids at various locations. The power department is taking legal action.

Raids were also conducted at 86 locations related to the Excise and Taxation Department where over 1.20 lakh of illicit bottles of country made liquor, Indian made foreign liquor and beer were seized. The local police, in consultation with the Excise and Taxation Department, are taking further action. 

The flying squad team also impounded hundreds of vehicles, including buses, maxi-cabs, overloaded trucks and dumpers during the surprise checking. These were plying in an unauthorized manner. 

In a drive to check hospitals running without authorization, the flying squad team arrested nine quacks during the surprise raids. Action has been taken in 24 cases which are being investigated by the local police, Rao added.

The official further stated that a Bangladeshi national an illegal migrant has also been nabbed from Faridabad.

Over 10 cases of narcotics were registered during the raids. In fact names of the officers from various department are also there in the FIRs, however, further details could be revealed only after the investigation, the official added.