President of the Mysore-based VeKare Ex-Servicemen Trust M.N. Subramani, who had campaigned for reduction in the monthly quota of liquor through Defence canteens, alleged that pilferage was rampant at Defence canteens.

Though a ceiling has been fixed for supply of liquor to defence and ex-defence personnel, the quota of most non-drinkers is diverted to the open market through various channels, he alleged.

More In: KARNATAKA | NATIONAL