January 30, 2011 4:41:56 am
The Government Railway Police have arrested two visually impaired men for carrying bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor on board Intercity Express coming from Surat.
GRP claimed both had been working for a woman bootlegger from Ahmedabad for the last two years. The duo were presented before the court but till late evening,no one had come forward to bail them out,police said.
According to police records,the two,Rakesh Kallu Varma (22),a resident of Navsari,and Karansinh Jayram Rathod (25),a resident of Surat,hail from Uttar Pradesh. Both met in Navsari and decided to get into bootlegging for easy money. They used to carry liquor consignments in small quantity between Daman and Surat, said GRP Inspector B M Tank.
Recently,they got in touch with one Shantaben,a bootlegger from Ahmedabad. They thought they could earn more if they ferry liquor from Daman to Ahmedabad. Shantaben convinced them that since they are blind,police would not suspect them. Both agreed and started ferrying liquor in 250 ml bottles in school bags, Tank said.
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