Nabarangpur: Excise sleuths have seized around 51 litres of illegal liquor during raids at different places in Nabarnagpur district and arrested six bootleggers in this regard.
The arrested were identified as Purnachandra Bisoi, Tamu Unda, Nitya Bisoi, Sunadhar Bisoi, Premsingh Kahdia, and Dhamisingh Khedia.
A case has been registered against the accused persons under relevant Sections of the IPC and forwarded to court.
Meanwhile, Odisha and Chhattisgarh Excise sleuths have strengthened their vigil in border areas ahead of the upcoming election in the state.
In another incident, Madupatana police have seized around 22 bottles of illegal liquor from one bootlegger in Khannagar area in Cuttack.
The arrested has been identified as Raghunath Panda (45).
Acting on a tip-off about the illegal trade in Khananagr area in Cuttack, police raided and apprehended Panda with 22 bottles of illegal liquor.
Police have registered a case and forwarded the accused to court.