Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jajpur, Jan 28:
Ahead of panchayat polls in Odisha, Excise Department officials today arrested three bootleggers following raids at several places in Odisha’s Jajpur district.
According to reports, Excise sleuths from Dolipur conducted surprise raids at different places under Jajpur Road police station and Panikoili police station this morning and arrested three persons on charges of illegal liquor trading.
The arrested have been identified as Brudha Netroschaba Mohanty (62) of Pahanga village, Bichitra Dhal (40) of Brahmani village and Kailash Chandra Dalai of Naudipur village.
Excise officials seized 10, 16 and 12 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) respectively from their possession.
They were forwarded to court under Section 47 (a) of Bihar Orissa Excise Act, 1915.
After cancellation of their bail plea at Jajpur Road court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, the arrested have been sent to Ragadi Sub-Jail in the district.