Illicit Liquor-free Villages in TS

Published: 18th October 2015 03:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2015 03:51 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:Telangana state excise department on Saturday declared that 5,629 villages in 116 mandals of the state as illicit liquor-free areas.

An official statement issued by the Excise department said that the prohibition and excise department launched a systematic fight against the menace of illicitly distilled liquor with a goal to declare Telangana as ID-free state.  The department set up a control room in June and so far 7,170 complaints were received. Officials conducted raids at various places from October 1 to 16 and registered 9,431 cases against 40,861 persons.

So far 32 persons were detained under PD Act for sale of illicit liquor. As a precautionary measure bind over cases were registered against 7,360 persons involved in ID trade. The goal is to declare the entire state as ID-free state, the release said.


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