State Excise Department informs TN about spirit godowns - The New Indian Express

State Excise Department informs TN about spirit godowns

Published: 08th September 2013 10:13 AM

Last Updated: 08th September 2013 10:28 AM

Kerala Excise Department has handed over information to their Tamil Nadu counterparts about the secret godowns set up on the borders of Tamil Nadu to stock illicit spirit, meant for smuggling into the state, during the festival season.

The discussions were held at a meeting of Excise Department officials from both states here on Saturday. It was decided  to conduct joint raids on the basis of the information handed over to Tamil Nadu Excise Department.

Speaking to mediapersons, Tamil Nadu  Excise Commissioner Malik Firoz Khan said that they had received lot of tip-offs from Kerala and on this basis they would act immediately.

He said they were looking forward for proper coordinated efforts between the two states to check the inflow of illicit spirit to Kerala during Onam season. X Anil Xavier, Excise commissioner, Kerala  had visited Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in August to discuss  the  steps taken to check the inflow of illicit  spirit.

N Sesha Sai, IG, Tamil Nadu police and other officials were there in the 10-member Tamil Nadu team which came to hold discussions.

Deputy Excise Commissioners and Joint Excise  Commissioners, who were in-charge of the Border districts of the state, also attended the meeting.

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