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17K litres of illicit liquor seized in past 48 hrs

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 30, 2018, 1:07 am IST
Updated : Sep 30, 2018, 1:07 am IST

Operation “Yellow Water” was launched on the night of September 24 and continued till the night of September 26, a police official said.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Noida: Nearly 17,000 litres of illicit liquor was seized and 60 bootleggers held in 48 hours during raids by the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police under a special operation to check the menace, according to official data.

Operation “Yellow Water” was launched on the night of September 24 and continued till the night of September 26, a police official said. During the period, 33 people were arrested and over 16,000 litres of liquor seized in the area under city police, including Noida, while 27 arrests were made in the rural region, where 888 litres of liquor was seized, showed the data.

The seized liquor included both English as well as country-made.

According to the data, a total of 1,354 litres of English-made and 15,556 litres of country-made liquor — totalling 16,920 litres — was seized during the operations.

Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal Sharma had launched the two-day concerted crackdown on bootleggers and the illegal trade of liquor in Gautam Buddh Nagar, which borders the national capital Delhi.

“The police is being put on mission mode to eradicate crime and put the notorious criminals behind bars. The drives are being run on (against) various nefarious activities and (we) will keep on running such drives to give peaceful atmosphere to city,” Sharma told.  Gautam Buddh Nagar is divided into 21 police station areas besides one dedicated women police station.

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