Surat Range IG Shamsher Singh on Thursday posted names and photographs of nine “listed bootleggers” from Mandvi taluka of the district on the Facebook page of Inspector General of Police-Surat range.
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More such lists will be posted on the Facebook page in coming days. Members of this page have welcomed the initiative by Surat Range police. As many as 24 people have died and a few other had health complications after consuming hooch in Surat.
Police had arrested the listed bootleggers, but currently they all are out on bail. The nine listed bootleggers are Ashwin Chaudhary, Ajay Chaudhary, Nilesh Chaudhary, Raju Sharma, Arjun Shrivastav, Pinabhai Gamit, Jayesh Chaudhary, Vimal Shah and Mansingh Vasawa.
Talking to The Indian Express, Shamsher Singh said, “We have posted names and photographs of listed bootleggers on Facebook, so that people can come to know that they are bootleggers. If these people are found again involved in such prohibition activities, public can inform us. The liquor trade is prohibited in Gujarat and we are working effectively to stop such illegal trade and we also need help from public to give us tip off.”