Excise sleuths thwarts smuggling bid in Kathua, 108 bottles of Liquor seized.

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Kathua,Nov 07  The Excise Department Jammu has tightened its noose on violators of the various provisions of the J&K Excise Act in entire Jammu division.

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In order to curb the menace of smuggling of Liquor from  outside the state, under the direction of worthy Excise Commissioner, J&K, Sh T. Angchuk and under the active supervision of the Deputy Excise Commissioner Toll Post Lakhanpur, Sh Rajesh Sharma  and Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu Mr. Mohammed Shahid Saleem, the Excise Team Kathua under the command of Excise and Taxation Officer,, Excise Range Kathua,  Sandeep Gupta and Task Force officials of Toll post Lakhanpur laid a Naka at Lakhanpur.

During the course of naka a car, Swift VDI bearing registration number JK08c-4726 was intercepted and during checking, 108 bottles of whisky meant for sale in Punjab, we’re recovered  from the driver of vehicle namely Amit Sharma s/o Shashi Pal Sharma R/O Marheen Tehsil Hiranagar District Kathua, who was arrested under various sections of J&K Excise Act 1958.