Licensed outlets to be raided to ensure quality

The Excise Department has decided to intensify raids to check illegal liquor businesses in the district during the upcoming festive season.

According to Deputy Excise Commissioner K.A. Joseph, measures have been put in place to prevent the production, sale, storage and trafficking of illicit liquor and drugs. As part of such efforts, three strike forces, led by Excise circle inspectors, have been constituted to deal with any situation. Raids will be conducted at all licensed outlets to ensure the quality of the liquor.

Officials of the Excise Department will also conduct joint inspections with personnel of the Police and Revenue departments.

Stringent action will be initiated against habitual offenders under Sections 107 and 110 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and Kerala Anti-social Activities Prevention Act, said Mr. Joseph.

The public have been requested to convey information regarding illegal activities to the authorities. The following are the contact numbers of Excise officials: Deputy Excise Commissioner, Kottayam - 9447178057; Assistant Excise Commissioner, Kottayam 9496002865;

Excise Division Office and Control room – 0481 2562211, Excise Circle Office, Kottayam – 0481 2583091, 9400069508; Excise Circle office,

Changanssery- 0481 2422741, 9400069509;

  • Excise officials to hold inspections with police

  • Public requested to pass on information about illegal acts