Huge cache of illicit liquor seized in Puri, 3 held

Puri: Launching a crackdown on bootleggers ahead of the 3rd phase polling in Odisha, Excise officials yesterday seized a huge cache of illicit liquor by conducting a raid in Paikasahi of religious town Puri town.

At least three persons were taken into custody in connection with the case also.

Acting upon a tip-off on a hooch consignment a team of Puri Excise unit raided two separate places in Balinoliasahi under Sea Beach Police Station and Maluda in Paikasahi and found a number of liquor bottles hidden in a farm land.

After seizing the liquor consignment they took the trio into custody and registered a case against them.

Interrogation of the held accused is underway to find out whether a bigger racket is involved in the case or not.

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