Liquor smuggler arrested including 39 bottles of illegal liquor

'Liquor smuggler arrested including 39 bottles of illegal liquor'

Continuing its efforts to discourage the trade and transportation of illicit liquor, the Kathua police arrested a liquor smuggler on Tuesday in Katli area under the jurisdiction of Thana Malhar.

According to the information, under the supervision of SDPO Billawar Arvind Kumar JKPS, under the supervision of Inspector Sunil Kalsi SHO P/S Malhar, a person Banta Singh s/o Hans Raj, resident of Malad, Tehsil Lohai, Malhar, District Kathua was taken for investigation by the police team during naka checking in Katli area. stopped. During investigation a total of 39 bottles comprising 09 bottles of MC Dowell, 12 bottles of All Season and 18 bottles of Royal Stag were recovered from his illegal possession. Meanwhile, the entire recovered consignment of illicit liquor i.e. 39 bottles was seized and one person arrested in this connection. In this regard, FIR 15/2023 u/s 48(A) of the Excise Act has been registered at PS Malhar and investigation has been initiated.