Police Crackdown On Illegal Liquor Mafia In Hardoi, Over 200 Arrested

The police in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, have launched a major crackdown on the illegal liquor trade in the district ahead of the Holi festivities. The campaign, which lasted for 24 hours, resulted in the arrest of 202 accused and the recovery of 3778 litres of illicit liquor. The police also destroyed three lakh litres of […]

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The police in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, have launched a major crackdown on the illegal liquor trade in the district ahead of the Holi festivities. The campaign, which lasted for 24 hours, resulted in the arrest of 202 accused and the recovery of 3778 litres of illicit liquor. The police also destroyed three lakh litres of Lahan.

Campaign Against Illegal Liquor in Uttar Pradesh

The illegal liquor trade is a serious problem in many parts of India, especially during the festival season when alcohol consumption increases. The Uttar Pradesh government has implemented section 144 in the areas around Gautam Buddha Nagar to prevent untoward incidents during the festival.

Authorities conducted this campaign under the leadership of the Additional Superintendent of Police for both Western and Eastern regions. Various police stations across the district were involved in the operation. 

Police teams from Kotwali City, Kotwali Dehat, Sursa, Sandi, Kotwali Bilgram, Mallawan, Madhauganj, Atrauli, Kotwali Sandila, Kasimpur, Kachhuna, Baghauli, Hariwan, Beniganj, Tadiyawan, Pihani, Kotwali Shahabad, Manjhila, Pali, Pachdevra, Behta Gokul, Lonar, Kotwali Harpalpur, Sawaijpur, and Arwal were all part of the crackdown. 

The campaign was headed by multiple COs of different cities, including Bilgram, Sandila, Baghauli, Hariwan, Shahabad, Harpalpur, and Kotwali City.

Impact of the campaign on the liquor mafia

The police’s efforts have created a stir among the liquor mafia, and their illegal activities have been disrupted to a significant extent. In total, 58 furnaces were seized by the police, and the action taken against the illegal liquor trade has caused panic among the offenders.

ASP Western Durgesh Kumar Singh stated that they launched this campaign to control the production and sale of illegal liquor in the state during the upcoming festivals. The police’s swift action led to the arrest of several accused and the confiscation of large quantities of illicit liquor. The destruction of three lakh litres of Lahan has also contributed significantly to this effort.

Conclusion

The recent crackdown by the police on illegal liquor in the Hardoi district led to arrests, confiscation of illicit liquor, and the destruction of Lahan. The government’s commendable initiative must continue to ensure safety during festivals and otherwise.