Constable arrested for running illicit liquor factory in Ganjam dist

Berhampur:  As many as three persons including a Police constable have been arrested for illegal trade of illicit liquor in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday. The said Constable reportedly works in the Bomb squad of Berhampur Reserve Police.

The arrested accused persons are Police Constable Chinimini Barik of Hanuman Nagar’s Langaladei area under Digapahandi Police limits, Ranoj Das, an Auto Rickshaw driver form Sukunda village on the outskirts of Berhampur and Babu Sahu of Berhampur.

As per reports, illicit liquor was being produced at Poultry in Digapahandi area of Ganjam district while the liquor was being sold in the Bada Bazar area of Berhampur.

After getting information from a solid source about transfer of illicit liquor in a Berhampur bound Auto Rickshaw, SI Ranjit Kumar Das of Bada Bazar PS accompanied by the Police team conducted raid on the said vehicle.

During the raid Police found illicit liquor packed in bottles. Accordingly, after the Auto driver was interrogated he divulged that the said illicit liquor is prepared in Hanuman Nagar of Langaladei area under Digapahandi Police limits. Accordingly, raid was also conducted at the fake liquor factory.

Police seized 404 bottles of illicit liquor, empty liquor bottles, 2 litres of spirit, and 60 labels of different brands from the poultry cum fake liquor factory of Chinimini Barik.

Police are now investigating about since how many years the constable was running the fake liquor unit and who others are his aides in this illegal trade. All the arrested persons were forwarded to Court today.

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