The State Taxes and Excise Department has intensified the campaign in the entire state to prevent the illegal selling of liquor. Under this campaign, teams formed from different areas are taking action at different places, while a special team of the department has also cracked down on illegal liquor traders in the entire state.
Excise Commissioner Yunus informed here today that in this special campaign, the team raided different places in district Bilaspur on the basis of secret information and seized around 408 cases of English and country liquor. He said that in this action, 20 cases were registered under section 43 and one case under section 39 of the Excise Act 2011. The department has also registered an FIR in the case registered under Section 39 in Police Station Jhandutta, District Bilaspur. In this case, the team seized 210 boxes of English and country liquor kept in an illegal godown and handed them over to the police.
The Excise Commissioner said that in the crackdown on illegal liquor, about 750 cases of illegal liquor have been seized by the teams of all the districts in different 196 cases. Apart from this, 47087 liters of Lahan were also seized and destroyed after taking action under the Excise Act.
Strict instructions have been given to all the districts to take stringent action against the sale and transportation of illegal liquor, said the Commissioner. He also requested the general public to bring any issue related to illegal liquor to the attention of the department as soon as it comes to the notice. He also informed that the work of the Excise Department has been made online, under which all types of licenses, permits and passes are being issued online. This will ensure more transparency in the work of the department, he added.