|Illegal liquor seized|
HAILAKANDI, Sept 7 - A night police patrolling team of Katlicherra police station of Hailakandi district seized a huge amount of illegally transported liquor and two persons have been arrested in this connection. The Superintendent of Police in Hailakandi, Rabindra Kumar Nath informed that the arrested persons have been identified as Sunny Ahmed Choudhury and Sahidul Hussain Mazumdar.
SP Nath informed that a case number 359/19, under section 201/34 IPC and 53(1) of Assam Excise Act has been registered in Katlicherra police station in this regard. The truck bearing number MZ 01 G 6931 has also been seized. The truck was going to Bairabi in Mizoram from Silchar. The SP said that during the raid, 40 cartons of foreign liquor were found concealed under fodder (bhusi) bags which were transported without any document. A total of 960 full bottles (40x24) of various brands of foreign liquor were seized from the truck. The approximate value of the seized liquor will be above Rs 5 lakh, police said.