Virtually a month after the CIA-1 unit of the Ambala police seized a truck with 25,000 litres of additional impartial alcohol (ENA), the investigators after arresting six accused have established that it was being taken from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh to Chandigarh for processing and additional provide to different states.

The crime got here to gentle on June 25, when the CIA unit engaged on a tip-off, impounded the truck with Amritsar registration quantity at a naka arrange close to Shahapur village and apprehended the driving force, Chandan Bharti, a resident of Gauriganj in Uttar Pradesh.

Police mentioned that the driving force confirmed some paperwork of M/S Vinayak Distilleries Personal Restricted, Chandigarh, however failed to indicate any allow or move and didn’t justify the phrase “sanitizer” written on a receipt issued by Baba Deep Singh Cargo in Amritsar.

The subsequent day, Chandan was booked together with two prime accused, Parth Sharma and Satbir Singh, alias Satta, below the IPC and the Punjab Excise Act (Haryana Modification). He was despatched to seven-day police remand.

Collection of arrests

Prior to now one month, the police have arrested 5 different accused from Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and different states. Through the police remand, Chandan revealed the involvement of his fellow villager, Anil Kumar, who was arrested on June 29 and brought into remand.

Sub-inspector (SI) Vinod Kumar, the investigating officer within the case, mentioned that because the probe unfolded, they arrested the supervisor of Gwalior Distilleries in Bhind, Raj Kumar, and later his counterpart of Vinayak Distilleries in Chandigarh, Atul, and the sample was established.

“Just lately, we apprehended one of many prime accused, Parth Sharma, from Varanasi and the proprietor of the Vinayak Distilleries, Uday Pal, from Amritsar. Each of them are at the moment below police remand. Proprietor of the Gwalior Distilleries, Sunil Yadav, continues to be absconding,” the SI mentioned.

Kumar additional added that the opposite co-conspirator, Satbir Singh, alias Satta, has taken a keep on his arrest until July 30 via an anticipatory bail utility moved on the Punjab and Haryana excessive courtroom.

Modus operandi

The 25,000 litres of this uncooked materials from Bhind was to be transformed into 75,000 litres of unlawful alcohol at Chandigarh and was to be equipped to UP, Jharkhand, Arunachal and Chandigarh, police mentioned.

SI Kumar mentioned that the duo (Parth and Satta) had been earlier dealing in unlawful liquor and conspired to transform ENA into alcohol through the lockdown final 12 months. “Earlier, an identical truck was seized at Satta’s filling station in Shahabad,” he added.

DSP (Cantt) Ram Kumar mentioned that the CIA unit has busted this interstate unlawful liquor gang and an intensive investigation is underway to arrest all these concerned.

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