Major haul of liquor seized in Ramban

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Jammu:  Ramban Police seized a big haul of illegal liquor smuggled from Punjab to Srinagar. On a specific information, At around 10:00 hrs, Police laid a special naka at Patnitop Chowk and stopped one truck for checking on way to Anantnag from Punjab bearing registration No. JK03C -7040, loaded with onions. During checking, 336 boxes of Whiskey were found concealed under the loads of onions. There were 177 crates of Bagpiper, 65 crates of Officers Choice, 09 crates of Green label, 08 crates of Royal Stag, 07 crates of Royal Challenger and 70 crates of Punjab Special Whiskey. This haul of illegal whiskey was being smuggled to Kashmir. On this, accused person namely Showkat Ahmed s/o Muhammad Rayaz R/o Hakora Tehsil Dooru, District Anantnag alongwith driver of the truck namely Wakeel Ahmed S/o Bashir Ahmed r/o Larkioura Tehsil Doru Anantnag have been arrested and a case FIR No. 65/2014 u/s 48(a) Excise Act Registered at P/S Batote.