Liquor smuggling Racket busted by City Market police,Two held,509 Litres liquor Seized

Pramesh S Jain

The West Division police of City Market police in the early hours of Wednesday arrested two persons after intercepting a goods vehicle and seized 509 litres of liquor which was being transported to Tamilnadu  .

The accused has been identified as,Ramakrishnan,24,and Rajkumar,27 both hailing from Thiruvannamalai.

Senior officer told media persons,our city market police inspector and staff were checking vehicles at market circle checkpoint and in the early hours of Wednesday during the random checking the team noticed a Tamilnadu registration vehicle coming the inspector Kumaraswamy BG who was at market circle checkpoint flagged the Tamilnadu registration goods vehicle.

The Inspector and team intercepted and asked the driver what he is transporting during questioning the driver dint gave proper response the team got suspicious and asked the driver to show what he is transporting.

The team conducted a search on suspicious and found 59 liquor bottles concealed in the vegetable load.

The team caught them red handed for smuggling Liquor bottles by concealing it under vegetable load.

The team immediately secured both of them and during interrogation the accused confessed the crime and has been identified as,Ramakrishnan, 24, and Rajkumar,27 both native of Thiruvannamalai.

The duo have been taken into custody for further investigations.

Meanwhile liquor illegally from the city to the neighbouring Tamilnadu is on the rise soon after the lockdown.

On Tuesday the cantonment railway police caught Umashankar,48,while he was trying to board a train to chennai with two bags of liquor bottles.

Alert head constable,Krishnamurthy P,who was on rounds noticed Umashankar walking with the two bags carefully to avoid undue attention.

Krishnamurthy on suspicion confronted Umashankar and checked the bag to recover the liquor bottles worth Rs.14,000.

Umashankar told the police that he was a wall painter by profession and since there is no sale of liquor in Tamilnadu during lockdown, he decided to make quick profit by purchasing liquor in the city and selling it in Chennai for higher price.

There are at least four cases has been reported in and around the city in the last one week While Begur registered two cases,electronic city and KR Puram registered one each cases of illegal liquor transportation from city to Tamilnadu.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated,DCP West Dr Sanjeev M Patil,ACP P Ravi,PI,Kumaraswamy BG and Begur police inspector and staff has been appreciated for the commendable job done by them he added.