Illegal liquor seized in Chitrakonda, 3 held

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Chitrakonda: Police on Saturday arrested three persons and seized a huge cache of illegal liquor while they were transporting the consignment near Majhiput area in Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district.

The arrested persons, identified as Linga Majhi, Rakesh Singh and Dilip Prasad were transporting the illegal liquor to Chitrakonda from Balimela, the police said.

Acting on reliable inputs, Chitrakonda SDPO Manas Ranjan Barik alon with a team followed two vehicles (an auto rickshaw and a motorcycle) carrying the illegal consignment and intercepted it near Majhiput at around 8 am.

During search, police found around 171 litres of illegal liquor from both the vehicles estimated to be worth around Rs 1 lakh. Chitrakonda inspector-in charge Ram Prasad Nag and sub-inspector Dev Behera were part of the joint operation, it was learnt.

A case has been registered under relevant Sections of the IPC and the trio will be produced before court today, a police official said.

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