Illicit Manufacturing And Sale Of Liquor In Angul, 8 Held

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Angul: The intensive drive against illegal brewing and sale of liquor led to the arrest of eight workers in Angul district on Friday.

The accused have been identified as Hadibandhu Behera, Sanatan Pradhan, Raju Gochhyat, Dipak Gochhyat, Bishnu Bhoi, Biswanath Murti, Prabin Gochhayat and Muna Nayak.

Acting on a tip-off that country-made liquor was being illegally manufactured in Lodhajhari Sal Jungle locality of the district, police and excise department raided the jungle during the wee hours of Friday.

During the raid, 325 litres of illicit liquor and 5,000 litres of ‘mohua’ brew were seized and destroyed.

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