16,800 lts liquor, one two-wheeler seized
Mysore/Mysuru: In separate cases, the Excise Department officials have arrested two persons on charges of transporting liquor and selling the same illegally and have seized 16,800 litres liquor and a two-wheeler from them.
Those arrested are 40-year-old Satish Kumar and 45-year-old Kumar. The accused were arrested on Saturday night at Vijayanagar 4th Stage.
In the first case, accused Shivakumar was nabbed when he was illegally transporting liquor on a two-wheeler on the Ring Road in Vijayanagar 4th Stage and seized the liquor and the vehicle.
In the second case, the Excise officials, acting on a tip off that liquor was illegally stored in a house at Vijayanagar 4th Stage to be sold later, raided the house and arrested Kumar besides seizing liquor bottles stored in the house.
Excise Department Deputy Commissioner M.S. Murali supervised Inspector Anand Kumar, Sub-Inspector Shivaraj and staff in the nabbing and seizing operation.
885 raids conducted
The Excise Department officials have conducted a total of 885 raids on those manufacturing liquor, transporting and selling them illegally from Apr. 23 to 26 in the district.
A total of 14 cases have been booked and 14 accused arrested, according to Excise Department Deputy Commissioner M.S. Murali in a press release.