The SEB authorities seized 44,058 litres of ID liquor, 155 vehicles, seized 73,734 kg of black jaggery and destroyed 16,04,741 litres of fermented jaggery wash. Representaional image/DC
Vijayawada: The Special Enforcement Bureau sleuths carried out raids on places where cheap liquor was being brewed illegally under ‘Operation Parivartan 2.0’ in the state and booked 3,403 cases and arrested 2,066 people from March 10 to 26.
The SEB which was formed in October, 2020 has been carrying out raids in coordination with local police, excise and revenue officials in the state to identify places where ID liquor was being brewed to book cases under relevant laws and provide counselling to the bootleggers to give up such illegal practice.
The SEB authorities seized 44,058 litres of ID liquor, 155 vehicles, seized 73,734 kg of black jaggery and destroyed 16,04,741 litres of fermented jaggery wash. They also booked four persons under Preventive Detention Act in which three were from West Godavari and one from Guntur. In total, 17 people were booked under PD Act in the state with five from West Godavari, four from Chittoor, three each from Krishna and Guntur and two from Anantapur.