Thousands of liters of illegal liquor worth crores have been caught in the raids in Prayagraj range.
Prayagraj News: In all four districts of Prayagraj division, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Fatehpur and Prayagraj, 594 cases have been registered and 655 accused have been arrested. According to the IG range, the sale of liquor on government contracts has increased only after the sale of illicit liquor was stopped.
Prayagraj. After the deaths due to illicit liquor in many districts including Aligarh of Uttar Pradesh, the campaign launched against the liquor mafia on the instructions of the Yogi government has had a big impact. In the four districts of Prayagraj division, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Fatehpur and Prayagraj since April 1, till now, 60 thousand 403 liters of illicit liquor has been recovered in the joint action of the police and the Excise Department. 655 accused have also been arrested by registering 594 cases in the entire range. The value of the illegal liquor caught is 14 to 15 crores.
The biggest thing is that this action taken against illegal liquor has yielded very shocking results. This action taken against the liquor mafia has also increased the profits of the state government. According to IG Prayagraj Range KP Singh, 50 percent more liquor has been sold in the month of May this year than in the month of May last year. In May 2020, where liquor worth only 81.45 crores was sold in the four districts of the range. At the same time, in the month of May this year, this figure has increased to 124.03 crores.
According to the IG range, the sale of liquor on government contracts has increased only after the sale of illegal liquor stopped. Due to which the government has also got more revenue than before. Under the campaign launched from April 1, major action has also been taken against many prize liquor mafia. Due to the heavy pressure of the police and the Excise Department, where Guddu Singh, a prize money mafia of one lakh from Hathiganwa police station area of Pratapgarh district, has surrendered in the Pratapgarh district court on June 4.
On the other hand, liquor mafia Pradiman Singh alias Pradeep Singh of Kunda in Pratapgarh district has been arrested by the police on June 3 and Sangramgarh’s liquor mafia Anoop Singh on May 26. On both the liquor mafia, the police had declared a reward of 25-25 thousand. Along with this, the police has also achieved great success in arresting the liquor mafia Virendra alias Jajje Shukla of Meja of Prayagraj district from Paranipur Meja. According to the IG Range, the biggest success in this campaign against illegal liquor Excise and police teams were found in Hathiganwa and Kunda police station areas of Pratapgarh district. While raiding the house and factory of Guddu Singh alias Sanjay Singh, a major action has been taken by recovering illicit liquor worth about ten crores, 1.25 lakh wrappers, 270 drum spirits, 29 empty drums, 36 sack lids and packaging material.
According to the IG range, a new trend is also emerging in the illegal liquor business that adulterated liquor is being sold with the connivance of licensed shopkeepers. In this case also the teams of Police and Excise Department are taking continuous action and till now more than twenty shops in the range have been seized by taking action against them. Along with this, the police is also getting the license holders of liquor shops getting verified. Due to which the business of illicit liquor has come down and the spirits of illicit liquor mafia have also been crushed. According to IG Range KP Singh, the action of Police and Excise Department against illegal liquor mafia will continue in the same way.