Keonjhar, Apr 17: Excise Department officials on Saturday raided an illegal brewery located in Dhenka Hatasahi area under Soso Police Station in Keonjhar district on Saturday and seized huged cache of ‘Mahuli’, a local brew.
A woman bootlegger identified as Sita Hembram was also taken into custody during the crackdown.
As per the report, Anandpur Excise Unit got a tip-off on the illegal ‘Mahuli’ production unit which was operating in Hatashai area in the morning and carried out a raid.
During the raid the officials came across 3180 kg fermented ‘Mahua’ locally known as ‘pocha’ and 95 kg ‘Mahuli’ at the spot and seized them.
Later, the owner of the unit was taken into custody as she failed to produce necessary license for the brewing.
Further investigation is underway into the case.