1400 Kgs Lahan, one working still, 25 pouches & 5 bottles of illicit liquor destroyed
Kathua March 6, 2017: In order to curb the menace of illicit distillation of liquor, the Excise Department Kathua 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 Excise Commissioner, Mohd. Javed Khan and Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu Mr. Ghanshyam Singh, the Excise Team led by ETO Excise Range Kathua, Mr Sandeep Gupta , ETO Eradication enforcement Wing Jammu, Dr.Suraj Chander Singh along with Inspectors Arun Kumar & Shadi Lal, Sub Inspector Prashant Mathur raided the Budhi, Saktachak, Dhabwal, Mirpur Jaggu, Dadoli, Sumwan and Persochak villages of district Kathua to arrest the menace of illicit distillation of liquor.
In the process more than 1400 kilograms of Lahan, 01 working still and 25 pouches, 05 bottles of illicit liquor which is highly hazardous and injurious for health were recovered by the raiding team from the state land and later destroyed on spot by Excise team in Kathua.