The Charminar Prohibition and Excise station officials on Thursday seized 2,000 illicitly distilled liquor sachets from the premises of a temple in Lal Darwaza. “We found the ID liquor sachets inside the temple tank and seized them,” Inspector Bharat Bhushan said. Shukla Shankar and his associate Anil, who were accused of hiding the sachets there, were absconding.

In separate raids, the authorities seized 5,000 ID liquor sachets after conducting raids at Parthiwada, Puranapool and Bandlaguda. Two persons were arrested.