TS sets up checkposts to curb illegal liquor supply
Deccan Chronicle.| MOULI MAREEDU
he state excise department has been suffering revenue losses due to this illegal trade. (Representational image: PTI)
HYDERABAD: In order to prevent illegal transportation of liquor from Delhi, Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to Telangana state, district police have set up special checkposts at border areas of the state. The state excise department has been suffering revenue losses due to this illegal trade.
Since 2014, the Telangana state police have registered cases against a total of 27,883 miscreants for indulging in illegal liquor transportation to Telangana state from different states. Of the 27, 883 cases, the Telangana state police have registered cases against 161 persons of different states. As many as 15 persons were detained under the PD Act for repeatedly committing the offences.
Stating that the police have controlled the spurious liquor and gudumba in Telangana, Director General of Police (DGP) Anjani Kumar said that they would coordinate with the excise department, government railway police and take measures to prevent illegal liquor supply to Telangana. "The regular checks will take place in coordination with the police, excise and GRP at all railway stations, border places of Telangana and the districts. If anyone indulges in offences, we will not hesitate to book them under the PD Act," the DGP warned.
Vikarabad SP N. Koti Reddy said that they have set up checkposts at the district border to prevent liquor smuggling from Karnataka and Maharashtra and they have registered cases. Following instructions from higher officials, they would conduct regular checks of vehicles entering into Telangana at border places. "Stern action will be initiated against the violators by registering cases. Teams have been formed comprising excise officials to carry checks on the suspects," the SP said.
Similarly, the GRP has also initiated checks on trains and railway stations. Recently, the excise and police have seized liquor bottles at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport from domestic passengers carrying liquor bottles illegally under Section 34 A of Telangana Excise Act.