Bhubaneswar: Odisha Excise Minister Aswini Kumar Patra on Saturday informed in the Assembly that the detection of excise cases in the state in the year 2021-22 is 58.50 per cent more than that of the year 2020-21.
In a written reply to the query of BJP MLA Sukanta Kumar Nayak, the State Excise Minister presented the comparative annual enforcement figure of 2021-22 in comparison to 2020-21.
As per the data, 39741 cases have been detected in 2021-22 in comparison to 25070 cases in 2020-21 i.e. growth of 58.50 per cent.
The number of persons arrested in 2021-22 is also 70.27 per cent more than that of the year 2020-21. While 19243 persons had been arrested in 2020-21, a total of 32770 persons were arrested in 2021-22.
A growth of 73.23 per cent was also recorded in the number of NDPS cases detected in 2020-21 in comparison to 2021-22. While 396 cases had been detected in 2020-21, the number of cases increased to 686 in 2021-22.
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