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Excise police seize illegal liquor

Excise police seize illegal liquor
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A Suspend licences of three wine shops, more consignments expected Excise Superintendent Sathya Prasad said that he received information about...

A Suspend licences of three wine shops, more consignments expected Excise Superintendent Sathya Prasad said that he received information about the illegal transportation of liquor from A Bengaluru city on Wednesday night. Immediately, they formed a special intelligence teams to gather proper information ex2Tirupati: In a pre-planned raid, the excise officials of Tirupati circle seized 386 cartons of illegal liquor from three wine shops in Agarala village, about 30 km from here, and suspended the licences of the wine shops. Excise Superintendent Sathya Prasad said that he received information about the illegal transportation of liquor from Bengaluru city on Wednesday night. Immediately, they formed a special intelligence teams to gather proper information. Finally, on Sunday, they came to know about the arrival of the consignment from Bengaluru and conducted surprise raids on Meha Wines and Charitha Wines simultaneously in Agarala village. They found 386 cartons of 'Honey Bee Genuine Brandy' stored in a shed, he said. They are waiting for another consignment of about 40 cartons, he said. The entire stock is illegal as it was procured from Bengaluru city by the wine shop owners without obtaining the licence. A During the preliminary enquiry, they came to know that some more wine shops were involved in the sale of such liquor without obtaining any licence from excise department, he pointed out. The licences of Meha and Charitha Wines were under suspension, while the officials were checking the authenticity of the licence of a third. A They then suspended the licence of the third shop also. Later, they filed cases against the violation of excise guidelines and arrested five people, who were involved in the racket, he said.
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