Man held for smuggling liquor in milk container

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A man has been arrested for allegedly smuggling illicit liquor from Haryana into the national Capital from south Delhi, the police said on Wednesday.

Police said the accused, posing as a milk supplier, used to transport quarters of liquor in milk containers on his bike.

The accused has been identified as Jawahar, a resident of Palwal in Haryana.

According to Chinmoy Biswal, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South-East district, on July 22, a special picket was set up near Agra Canal at Meetapur. Police said that while checking around 10 p.m., a motorcyclist carrying milk containers was seen coming from Faridabad. The police team got suspicious about movement of the milk carrier so late at night and signaled him to stop. But the rider speeded up," said Biswal, adding the rider was apprehended after a brief chase.

"During search of four milk containers which were hooked on the bike, around 200 quarters of local liquor 'For sale in Haryana only' were recovered which were hidden in milk containers. A case under section 33/52 of Excise Act was registered at Jaitpur police station and Jawahar was arrested," said Biswal.

"The accused has told the police that entered Delhi through Ismailpur Border near Faridabad," said Biswal.

--IANS

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