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Andhra Pradesh: Charges soon in drug case

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 17, 2017, 2:14 am IST
Updated Aug 17, 2017, 2:14 am IST
The authorities identified 1,090 people who gave up gudumba brewing for rehab.
Warangal Urban and Jangaon districts were successful in completely eradicating illicit liquor (Representational Image)
 Warangal Urban and Jangaon districts were successful in completely eradicating illicit liquor (Representational Image)

Warangal: Probation and excise department enforcement director Akun Sabharwal said they would file charge-sheets in the drug cases between September-end and December 15. He said that last week they set a timeline and a deadline for each of the cases after discussing with legal experts and public prosecutors.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr Sabharwal said the investigation in the drug bust case is still going on and that they have registered 11 cases. So far 22 persons have been taken into custody and every day some of them are being questioned. He said the investigation was going on well.

 

The enforcement director was in Warangal to hold a review meeting with excise officials about the gudumba menace and drugs. He said 98 per cent of the production, sale and consumption of gudumba has been controlled in Warangal division. 

The authorities identified 1,090 people who gave up gudumba brewing for rehab. Warangal Rural topped the list of districts which provided alternate employment to former gudumba brewers. Warangal Urban and Jangaon districts were successful in completely eradicating illicit liquor.

 "As of September 1, 2015, there were 699 gudumba affected villages in Warangal. After taking up a serious fight against the menace, we were successful in making 640 villages gudumba-free. We were able to achieve an eradication rate of 98 per cent in Warangal Rural, 96 per cent in Mahbubabad and 95 per cent in

Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district. We are taking steps to completely stop gudumba brewing in these districts," he said. So far, the department has registered 7,966 gudumba cases, arrested 6,979 persons and used the PD Act against six. 62,696 litres of liquor were seized and 7,53,494 litres destroyed.

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