Kathua, Jan 23/27 2017: Excise sleuths conducted raids in kathua and destroyed 650 Kgs Lahan, & 30 pouches of illicit liquor on Jan 23. In another raid conducted on Jan 27, 900 Kgs Lahan, & 30 bottles of illicit liquor destroyed.
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.
Under the active supervision of the Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu Mr. Ghanshyam Singh, the Excise Team Kathua led by ETO Excise Range Kathua, Mr Sandeep Gupta, Inspectors Excise, Arun Kumar & Shadi Lal along with Sub Inspector Madan Singh
Eradication Jammu wing Led by ETO Dr Suraj Chander (KAS) and Sub-Inspector Mr.Prashant Mathur raided the Mahi Chak, Barnoti & Chhiba Chak areas of Kathua district to arrest the menace of illicit distillation of liquor.
In the process more than total of two days 1550 kilograms of Lahan, 30 bottles and 30 pouches of illicit liquor which is highly hazardous and injurious for health were recovered by the raiding team and later destroyed on spot.