March 6, 2009 12:56:49 am
The Pune Rural Police have cracked down on spurious liquor manufacturing den at Bhekrai Nagar in Fursungi on Wednesday.
Acting on a tip-off,a team led by inspector Bhausaheb Andhalkar of the local crime branch raided the liquor den on the second floor of Aru Vihar building in Bhekrai Nagar around 4 pm.
The police arrested three persons identified as Jagdish Umesh Shetty (34),Umesh Anand Shetty (30),both residents of Bhekrai Nagar and Syed Mohammed Mujawar (20) of Kondhwa. The police have seized fake country and foreign liquor,chemicals and a car all worth Rs 3.25 lakh from the spot.
The police said that the liquor was being supplied to some local hotels and dhabas. The police said that major action will be taken soon against these hotels and dhabas as the fake liquor contained harmful chemicals that could have caused severe medical problems to consumers.
The police have also appealed the citizens to be cautions while consuming liquor in hotels and dhabas in Fursingi area.
Meanwhile,a team of state excise department have arrested Munna Raghunath Kore (25) of Katraj while he was transporting 12 cans of spurious liquor in car on the Fursungi Wadki road on Thursday morning.
The police have seized the car and liquor worth Rs 94,000.
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