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Mumbai: Juvenile caught with hooch

The liquor, which was brewed in Diva, was to be supplied to Andheri West.

| Mumbai | Published: June 5, 2016 12:06:23 am

A 17-year-old boy was caught outside Kanjurmarg railway station on Friday allegedly with 45 litres of country liquor in two sacks. The liquor, which was brewed in Diva, was to be supplied to Andheri West.

The juvenile, the police said, was travelling in a local train with the two sacks. According to the police, the boy alighted at Kanjurmarg railway station at 2.30 pm and hailed an autorickshaw for Andheri West.

However, before the vehicle could move, a police constable, who had been watching the boy, asked him to stop.

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“The constable found that the sacks were filled with a liquid and became suspicious of its contents. He then asked the boy to accompany him to the police station,” said R L Kulkarni, Senior Inspector, Parksite police station.

The police found the sacks filled with country liquor. Kulkarni said, adding that the boy then disclosed that a man living in Andheri West had tasked him with transporting the liquor there. “We have arrested a 43-year-old man and charged him under the Bombay Prohibition Act. The juvenile is 17 years and 10 months old and has been sent been to the Dongri Children’s Home,” Kulkarni said.

The police are looking for more people connected to the manufacture and transport of liquor.

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