Bhubaneswar: Cracking down a major whip against anti-socials and illegal sale of intoxicants ahead of Durga Puja, the Commissionerate police have launched a special drive with seizure of 237.09 ltrs of IMFL and 1696 ltrs of country-made liquor from twin cities Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Ganja weighing up to 196.18 kg and 138.78 grams of brown sugar was also seized.
Seven persons have also been arrested in connection with the sale of intoxicants.
The Commissionerate of Police had taken up various measures for smooth management of Durga Puja, Ravanpodi and Bhasani Utsav etc. Special drive relating to detection of Excise cases, NDPS cases, ITP cases, cases under Arms Act, submission of PRs and execution of warrants have been undertaken with a sole aim to sanitize twin cities from the clutches of notorious criminals and anti-socials for avoiding any untoward incident during Dushera festival.