RAIPUR: With increasing incidents of liquor smuggling being reported from different districts of Chhattisgarh, on directives of Director General of Police D. M. Awasthi drive was organized at Raipur, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and Durg districts for nabbing the known liquor smugglers. They have been sent to jail and seizures of liquor made from their possession.
According to police sources, from Raipur district under Abhanpur, three smugglers Sunil Chandrakar, Saiby, and Bhagiram, under Telibandha Police station limits Jitendra Nishad and Punit, Kalyan Kurrey from Tikrapra PS, Sameer and Ashok Gaikwad from Arang PS and under PS Kharora Madan Dewangan and Raja Tandon.
The police had nabbed around 14 liquor smugglers from Rajnandgaon district under different police station limits while from Bilaspur Chanrika Patel of Pachpedi, Bilaspur was arrested.
Under Durg, from different police stations around 7 liquor smugglers had been arrested. All the arrests have been made under Excise Act.
DGP had directed all the Superintendents of Police to take regular action against those identified as liquor smugglers through special team.
DGP Awasthi said that in future also the action against the liquor smuggles and middlemen will continue to bring down liquor smuggling in state.