Cuttack, May 17: Tightening the noose around the necks of bootleggers police seized around 468 litres of country liquor from a house located in Gopal Sahi in Cuttack on Monday and took one person into custody.
The held accused has been identified as Kalia Swain, a resident of the same area.
Acting upon a tip-off on an illegal liquor storage unit which was operating from a house in Gopal Sahi area, Mangalabag Police raided the same today morning. During the raid, several liquor containers and jars were found and seized as the owner failed to produce necessary permit. He was also taken into custody.
Police also seized cash worth Rs 40,280 from Kalia’s possession, says report.
He was selling liquor to prospective local customers during the ‘lockdown’ period. His interrogation is underway to find out whether any liquor mafia is involved in the case or not, informed police.