: In a crackdown ahead of Onam, the Excise Department has seized 45 litres of spirit from two places in the district. One person was arrested in this connection. Following a tip-off, a team led by Assistant Excise Inspector C.C. Anand Kumar seized spirit from a house at Ramdas Nagar in Kudlu. Soman, 56, who was residing in the house, fled on seeing the raiding party.