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Illicit liquor seized in Gulbarga

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Excise officials and policemen with the liquor seized from a truck on the outskirts of Aland on Thursday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni
Excise officials and policemen with the liquor seized from a truck on the outskirts of Aland on Thursday.— Photo: Arun Kulkarni

Excise officials seized illicit liquor worth Rs. 18.5 lakh, suspected for use during the Assembly elections, on the outskirts of Aland in Gulbarga district early on Thursday.

Sources said 4,750 litres of liquor, in unlabelled, plastic 175-ml bottles, was hidden in a truck bearing a Maharashtra registration number.

The police have arrested the driver, Khader Pasha (57), from Madhya Pradesh. However, he has not revealed much. He was produced before a magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.

Another person who was in the truck gave the authorities the slip.

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