40 litres illicit liquor seized in Keonjhar, 3 bootleggers held


Keonjhar: Tightening the noose around the necks of illegal hooch traders, Excise Department officials today arrested at least three bootleggers and seized country liquor weighing 40 litres from their possession by conducting multiple raids under Ghatagaon area.

The held bootleggers have been identified as Sita Munda of Baghaghar village, Mangati Munda and Baburam Munda of Mudrabeda village.

Acting upon a tip-off on the illegal country liquor manufacturing units which were running in different villages under the Ghatagaon area, the Excise sleuths teamed up with local police conducted the raids and took the bootleggers into custody this morning.

Along with the illegal hooch, raw liquour weighing 100 kg were also seized from the spot.

Police have registered a case in connection with the raids and started further investigation.

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