75 liter liquor seized, 8 arrested

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Anugul: The Atthamallick excise department on Wednesday conducted raids at Podasahi near Paikasahi under Thakurguda police limits and seized 75 litres of country liquors.

Eight persons–Narendra Pradhan, Hari Pradhan, Kantha Pradhan, Niranjan Pradhan, Prakash Pradhan, Shikar Pradhan, Dhaneswar Pradhan and Sriram Pradhan–were also arrested for their alleged connection in the illegal liquor treading.

Acting on a reliable source, the excise department conducted the raids at the village. The accused persons have been forwarded to a local court, said a police source.

Among others, Atthamallick excise inspector, Snehalata Nayak, Sumitra Oram,sub-inspector Prafulla Kumar Pati and assistant sub-inspector Ramakant Chant were part of the raids.

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