Khurda Excise sleuths bust brown sugar, spurious liquor racket

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Khurda Excise sleuths bust brown sugar, spurious liquor racket Khurda: Acting on a tip off, Khurda Excise sleuths jointly with District Mobile Squad on Wednesday busted a brown sugar and spurious liquor racket from Thengahata village under Khurda Town police limits.

According to reports, the Excise sleuths seized brown sugar weighing 22 gram from the accused identified as Prasanna Sahoo of Samantarapur area. A Bajaj Boxer motorcycle (OR 02 Z 0792) was also recovered from the 21-year-old accused.

Sources said the approximate value of seized property would be around Rs 4 lakh.

In another case of non-duty paid (NDP) liquor, the Excise officials raided a house at Sitaram Basti in Khandagiri area in the State capital and seized 400 bottles of duplicate Aska-40 liquor, 20 litres of spirit, 200 corks, 200 empty Aska-40 bottles with label, three needles of 5-inch each, one refrigerator and three Scooties.

Three accused, identified as Pradeep Pradhan, Pintu Biswal and Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo, were arrested from the spot.

The raids were conducted in the presence of Ranjan Kumar Naik, Inspector of Excise (Khorda range), Sarat Chandra Bhanja, (District Mobile Squad), Samarjit Das, Inspector of Excise (Khorda range) and others.

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