Man held with mini-truck carrying illicit liquor

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Gurugram, Aug 4 (IANS) The crime branch of Haryana Police on Friday seized from the Delhi-Jaipur national highway a mini-truck loaded with whisky, a police officer here said.

Acting on a tip-off, a Farukhnagar crime branch team headed by its chief Ajay Kumar intercepted the mini-truck at Pachgaon Chowk near Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway early on Friday morning.

The police arrested the truck’s driver Suresh Kumar, a resident of Haryana’s Sonipat district.

In all, 848 boxes carrying 40,706 quarter bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) whisky were loaded in the vehicle.

“The IMFL was being smuggled from Sonipat to Palwal. Registration papers and number plates of vehicle were also bogus. We are grilling the accused, who is on three-day police remand,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sumit Kuhar said.

The accused failed to show any valid papers for carrying liquor and hence it was illicit, he said.

–IANS

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