Illegal liquor seized, 6 held


Dharmagarh: The excise sleuths on Friday arrested six persons and seized 65 litres of illegal country-made liquor from their possession at Golamunda block in Kalahandi district.

The accused were identified as Susanata Jani, Gambhir Chandan, Bhubana Bhoi, Gareswara Mangaraj, Amruta Bandichod and Narayana Kanda.

According to sources, some women of a self help group (SHG) of Makhala village under Borda police limits had seized the illegal country-made liquor and contacted the police last night.

Following which, a special team led by Kalahandi excise officer Biswanath conducted raid this morning at three places including Bhawanipatna, Junagad, Dharmagarh in the block. During the raid, the excise officials seized the liquor from the six persons and nabbed them.

The raids were conducted under the supervision of Dharmagarh excise superintendent Jagdish Prasad Nath and other senior officials.

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