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CORRECTIVE MEASURE: G. Thilakavathi, Additional Director-General of Police, Prohibition Enforcement Wing, interacting with officials in Dindigul on Tuesday. PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.
CORRECTIVE MEASURE: G. Thilakavathi, Additional Director-General of Police, Prohibition Enforcement Wing, interacting with officials in Dindigul on Tuesday. PHOTO: G. KARTHIKEYAN.

Staff Reporter

Prohibition Enforcement Wing officials to design the programmes

DINDIGUL: Area and people-specific rehabilitation programmes will be designed and implemented to rehabilitate reformed prohibition offenders at various places in the State, G. Thilakavathi, Additional Director-General of Police, Prohibition Enforcement Wing.

Talking to media persons here on Tuesday, she said top police officials in districts were advised to design rehabilitation programmes for reformed prohibition offenders on the basis of their capacities and capabilities, economic conditions and their villages.

Ms. Thilakavathi said the purpose of her visit to the district was to eradicate prevalence of illicit distillation and transport of illicit arrack, spurious liquor and rectified spirit and chalk out rehabilitation programmes.

A total of 52,588 prohibition cases were detected and 51,577 accused arrested till June this year in the State.

The PEW police had destroyed 8.44 lakh litres of fermented wash and seized 27.52 lakh litres of arrack, 79,520 litres of toddy and 1.84 lakh litres of rectified spirit.

A total of 1,421 vehicles used for transporting illicit liquor were seized, of them 767 were confiscated.

Further, 219 habitual offenders were detained under the Bootleggers Act.

A sum of Rs.48 lakh had been spent for rehabilitating 384 reformed prohibition offenders, she said.

In Dindigul district, the PEW police registered 430 cases and arrested 445 persons in this connection till June this year.

A total of 1,475 litres of fermented wash was destroyed and 255 litres of arrack and three vehicles used for transporting illicit arrack were seized.

Two habitual prohibition offenders were detained under the Bootleggers Act.

The revenue of Rs.95,300 by court fine was remitted to government exchequer, she said.

Earlier, the ADGP interacted with district police officers, including Deputy Inspector-General of Police, G.K. Vanniab Perumal, and the Superintendent of Police, A. Pari, and the Additional Superintendent of Police, V. Jayashri.

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