The Chintakani police seized 290 liquor bottles found abandoned on the banks of a pond at Basvapuram in the mandal late in the evening on Wednesday. Sources said that an autorickshaw driver allegedly dumped the liquor bottles on the shore of the lake after being intercepted by some local villagers on the outskirts of Basvapuram in the evening. The autorickshaw driver reportedly managed to escape after abandoning the liquor bottles near the village. On receipt of the news, the local police rushed to the site and seized the liquor bottles. It is suspected that the autorickshaw driver was transporting the liquor bottles to Ramakrishnapuram when he was caught. The gram panchayat is going to the polls on July 27.