2100 Kgs Lahan, 25 bottles of illicit liquor destroyed by Excise department
In order to curb the menace of illicit distillation of liquor, the Excise Department Jammu has tightened its noose on violators of the various provisions of the J&K Excise Act in entire Jammu division.
On the directions of the Excise Commissioner Mohd. Javed Khan and supervision of Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu Mr. Ghanshyam Singh, the Excise Team Kathua led by ETO Eradication and Enforcement Dr. Suraj Chander Singh and ETO Excise Range Kathua, Mr Sandeep Gupta along with Inspectors Excise Arun Kumar & Shadi Lal sub inspector Prashant mathur & Manjeet singh raided the Chartyala, Persochak, Chhibachak & Banyari areas of Kathua district to arrest the menace of illicit distillation of liquor.
In the process one working still, more than 2100 kilograms of Lahan & 25 bottles of illicit liquor which is highly hazardous and injurious for health were recovered by the raiding team from state land and later destroyed on spot.