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HP govt raids illegal liquor makers in Kangra, seizes 85,000 litres hooch

The department took the help of Punjab Excise department and Punjab Police in this action. Apart from this, the department also took police assistance from Indora Police Station to complete this action, he added.

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday conducted raids at Chhani Valley, bordering neighbouring state of Punjab on illegal liquor manufacturers and seized 85,000 litres of illegal hooch.

Informing about the raids, Commissioner, State Taxes and Excise department Yunus said that action was taken by the Nurpur team of the department against the illegal liquor makers in Chhani Valley, a border area with Punjab.

The department took the help of Punjab Excise department and Punjab Police in this action. Apart from this, the department also took police assistance from Indora Police Station to complete this action, he added.

He stated that members of the Nurpur team of Excise department in collaboration with the Punjab Excise department and Punjab Police took joint action in the border region of the neighbouring state against those who practiced illegal liquor in this area.

“The department was getting information about the manufacture of illicit liquor in this area. But being a border area, there were some difficulties initially in taking action.

But despite this, the department took action in this area and took possession of raw liquor (85000 liters of Lahan) and after completing the legal process, the illegal liquor was destroyed,” he said.

Yunus added that the department is taking strict action against those who make illegal liquor and the action will continue in future also.