Excise department raids illicit liquor dens in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack; 19 arrested

The Excise Department of Odisha has raided country liquor dens in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and arrested 19 individuals with this connection.

Bhubaneswar: The Excise Department of Odisha has raided country liquor dens in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and arrested 19 individuals with this connection. A total of 8,500 litres of country liquor have been seized during the raid.  

According to sources, the crackdown is part of a broader strategy to implement a zero-tolerance policy against the illicit liquor trade.

As per the directive from the Excise Department, stringent actions will be taken against not only the individuals directly involved in the sale of illicit liquor but also against consumers. The focus is on deterring both suppliers and consumers through widespread and impactful measures.

To reinforce this initiative, the Excise Department has announced the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy against violations of liquor laws in Bhubaneswar.

Further investigation is underway and detailed reports are awaited.

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