The police arrested two men involved in bootlegging, recovered from them 413 cartons of liquor. A source said they were, in fact, looking to sell this booze on 'Dry Days' (17 & 19 April Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday respectively). Cracking down on bootleggers and liquor suppliers in the district, the police in no time swung into action as soon as the information in this regard travelled to the police station.
The PS Lajpat Nagar acted on a tip-off and arrested two bootleggers identified as Shaktivel 42 years and Annadarai 45 years.
The team comprising SI Ramkumar, HC Mansingh, HC Rajesh and others led by SHO inspector Pankaj Malik under the close supervision of ACP sub-division Lajpat Nagar Birjender Singh had long been working proactively.
The staff carried out a raid on Madrasi Camp, Jal Vihar, Lajpat Nagar. When the police team reached near the abandoned railway quaters near railway line, 4 persons were found carrying sacks on their backs and going towards Madrasi Camp. They started running soon after they saw the police party coming towards them. The cops overpowered two of them whereas the remaining two fled the scene.
"When we checked we found 16274 quarters in 333 cartons (188 cartons of Impact Grain Whisky for Sale in Haryana only each carton containing 48 Quarters, 145 cartons of Asli Santra Desi Masaledar for sale in Haryana only each carton containing 50 quarters) and 80 cartons of beer containing 960 bottles (12 bottles of Kingfisher beer for sale in Delhi) were recovered. Accordingly, a case vide FIR no. 165/19, dated 17/04/2019, under Section 33 of Delhi Excise Act, 2009, was registered at PS Lajpat Nagar and investigation was taken up. Both the accused were arrested and the recovered liquor was seized," District Police Chief Chinmoy Biswal said.
They the native of Tamil Nadu had been living in Delhi for many years. The greed of making quick money pushed them into bootlegging. Accused Annadarai was previously arrested in the cases of Excise Act. The two accused Rama Murthy and Degraj are still at large.