Gurgaon Police raided 14 liquor vends in Badshahpur area and arrested 13 persons for selling liquor without licence on Thursday night.
Police also recovered 1,878 bottles of countrymade liquor, 154 bottles of English liquor and 315 bottles of beer from the vends.
“We received a tip-off. Immediately, we formed teams and raided the locations. We found that 14 liquor vends were operational in different areas in Gurgaon without any permit,” ACP (Crime) Rajesh Kumar said.
Police said during investigation, it was found that these liquor vends had been opened by their owners in slums and in areas where labourers lived. They were targeting labourers as they get paid daily.
“We will continue such action against illegal liquor vends. Also, investigation is being carried out to ascertain if any government department is involved,” Kumar said.
In the wake of Assembly elections in Delhi, the Gurgaon Police and the Excise department are ensuring a strict vigil as sale of liquor is prohibited from 6 pm on February 5 till 6 pm on February 7.
Police said on February 10 — counting day — pubs and bars will remain closed, including those in five star hotels.
More than five teams of the Excise department and patrolling teams of the Gurgaon police have been deployed at various points along the Delhi-Gurgaon border — such as Mehrauli Road, Rajokri, Dundahera, Faridabad road and Bajghera — till results.
Also, Delhi Police Crime Branch recovered 90 cartons (a total of 4,320 bottles) of illicit Indian-made foreign liquor from the Singhu Border.
On the basis of a tip off, police arrested Julfaan (35).
“Of the 90 cartons, 35 cartons are of ‘Imperial Blue’ brand and 55 cartons are of ‘Aristocrat Premium’ brand,” JCP(Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.
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