|Excise Deptt destroys 850 kg Lahan, one held|
|Early Times Report|
Kathua, Apr 20: Excise Department booked one person under Sec 48 (a) of the J&K Excise Act, beside destroyed 850 kgs of Lahan, 1 working still & 20 pouches, 45 bottles of illicit liquor during different raids carried out against illicit liquor in Excise Range Kathua.
Under the direction of Excise Commissioner, Mohammad Javed Khan and the active supervision of the Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), Jammu, Ghanshyam Singh, the Excise team Kathua led by ETO, Excise Range Kathua, Sandeep Gupta & Inspector Excise, Arun Kumar raided the Chakdrabkhan, Dadoli & Sumwan areas of Kathua district to arrest the menace of illicit distillation of liquor. During the course of raids one person namely Bodhraj S/o Balkar Chand caste sansi R/o Chakdrabkhan, Kathua was booked under sec 48(a) of J&K Excise Act for possession of illicit liquor. In the process more than 850 kilograms of Lahan, 01 working still and 20 pouches, 45 bottles of illicit liquor were recovered from state land and later destroyed by the team on spot.