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PCB seizes IMFL worth Rs 9 lakh

AHMEDABAD: City police persevered its crackdown on liquor mafia in the run-up to the 2019 basic elections. PCB (Prevention of Crime Branch) sleuths on Thursday night time seized 2,620 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 9.48 lakh from an isolated place close to Shilaj Crossroads on SP Ring Road. While the offence was once registered at Sola police station, law enforcement officials are looking for an alleged bootlegger named Manoj Dantani, resident of the same area who had smuggled in the liquor through Rajasthan- Gujarat border.

According to the FIR lodged by PCB officials — while on patrolling duty they got a tip-off that a mini truck loaded with IMFL is mendacity deserted at an isolated place close to a farm located at the outskirts of Hebatpur village.

“We reached the spot and found that a lined mini truck was once parked in the open area close to the farm. On casting off the quilt. We found liquor bins and liquor bottles. On looking out the mini truck, we found toll plaza slips of Kherwada located close to Udaipur, Vatda of Himmatnagar and Kathpur which showed that the liquor was once smuggled to Gujarat from Rajasthan,” mentioned a senior PCB legit.

PCB sleuths wondered Natthu Rana and Chandrika Rana who live in a shanty close to where from the place the mini truck was once found, however they could now not title the landlord of the mini truck.

“For now, we've got seized the truck and are looking from Manoj Dantani as we've got credible knowledge that the liquor belonged to him,” mentioned a police legit.

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