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Panchayat polls: 154 cartons of illegal liquor seized, 1 held

Muzaffarnagar, November 18: In a drive against illegal supply of liquor in the Panchayat polls, officials of the excise department seized 154 cartons of liquor worth Rs 7 lakh, and arrested one person near Talda village under Jansath police station in the district.

"A vehicle was intercepted here last evening and 154 cartons of liquor worth Rs 7 lakh were seized," district Excise officer Karundra Singh said.

One accused identified as Saurabh was arrested while Vikas, N K Choudhry and Umesh managed to escape, Singh said.

Police has registered a case under Excise Act and relevant sections of the IPC against all the four accused.

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